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Columnist Tim Cestnick still hasn’t started his fitness resolutions this year, but he’s already getting started on his New Year’s tax resolutions.Jupiterimages

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

20 smart things to do with $1,000
Start investing, begin a fitness program, fix up your home and more.

How to afford a wedding
All about stag and doe parties, where couples raise money from friends to help pay for their wedding. I have an idea – how about scaling back the wedding so it's not a huge financial burden.

More on the cost of weddings and why we spend so much.

There's no financial literacy problem
No, what we have is a financial behavior problem. People know what to do with their money, this financial planner argues, but they choose not to do it. One of the smarter takes on fin lit that I've read lately.

Curse you, IKEA
Actor Ryan Reynolds tries to assemble an IKEA crib in this video. A certain obscenity (the f-word) is uttered a few times, but it's well justified.

More money
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