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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.

Don't Quit Your Day Job, Mr. President

Check out what U.S. President Barack Obama had to say at a recent White House conference for Web-based personal finance journalists. He starts with "Don't spend all your money."

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