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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.



Turning The Tables on Telemarketers

Introducing the telemarketing counter-script, a step-by-step tutorial on how to get a telemarketer to hang up on you.

Timely Debt Warning

Check out this debt clock, which tabulates the stunning amount of money the United States owes on a real-time basis. Don't feel too smug, though. If you click on the World Debt Clocks link, you'll see that Canada's debt is comparatively substantial.





Disclosure Takes A Hit

The Investment Funds Institute of Canada has stopped reporting how individual companies are doing in its monthly fund sales reports. Rudy Luukko of Morningstar Canada tells you why you should care as an investor.





Death To Dollar Cost Averaging

Dollar cost averaging is a strategy where you invest gradually rather than in a lump sum. This calculator suggests that the lump-sum approach actually gets you better returns most of the time. Don't dismiss DCA completely, though. It's a good way for nervous investors to edge into the stock market.















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