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Market losses are displayed on the ASX trading board in Sydney on January 14, 2016.

SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images

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

It's an economic downturn — not the apocalypse
My former Globe and Mail colleague Alan Freeman provides some calming perspective here on the country's economic troubles and the government's options for addressing them.

Millennials maligned as money managers
Brianna Bell, a young woman who has received some attention for the frugal way she manages her family's finances, writes here about how people consider her unique as a millennial who is good with money. She thinks today's young adults are unfairly being pegged as bad money managers.

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Here's a column I wrote last year about Bell and her family.

All you need to know about money on an index card
The New York Times asked some money experts to fit their best advice onto a small index card. Here's what they came up with.

Now's the time to buy appliances
It says here that January is one of the best months to buy appliances because new models are on the way and retailers want to move existing stock.

More money
Join the people who are part of my Facebook personal finance community for talk about investing, retirement, real estate, banking and other financial matters. I'm also on Twitter.

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