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Confessions of a secret spender Add to ...

The best of the Web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.



Secret Spenders

Men and women confess the things they're buying - everything from shoes to meat - without telling their partners.













Alphabet Soup

A look at some of the more common professional designations for investment advisers. Worth reading if you want to know what those letters your adviser uses on his or her business card mean.





Splitting Dollars

The Canadian Tax Resources blog offers this useful primer to income splitting, a tax reduction technique that is probably more overlooked than it should be.





Household Penny Pinching

Simple tips for saving money around the house, including a few you probably haven't heard before (like putting a brick in your toilet tank to save water on flushes).





















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