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

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

Car Repair Confidential

A Q&A with a car dealership service manager who offers inside tips on matters like the tricks dealerships use to pad repair bills and the worst day of the week to take your car in for repair.

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Do You Have MoneyBrain?

Read here about how scientists studying the brain have found that some people are wired to prefer the instant gratification of spending rather than the delayed benefit of saving.

Bonds Beat Stocks

Lately, sure, but bonds have also done better than stocks over the past 30 years in the United States. The last time that happened was before the Civil War. The contrarian view here is, of course, that stocks and not bonds are a buy right now.

Straight Talk

The new blog Straight Talk Investing aims to be a self-help manual for investors. It’s written by Dale Rathgeber, who has devised an investing approach called the October Strategy, where you sell your stock market investments just after Labour Day every year and get back into the market in late October. The idea is to avoid the nasty market plunges we so often see in the late summer and early fall.









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