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Carrick on money: 50 unfortunate truths about investing

Mess and confusion, too many accounts.

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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.

50 unfortunate truths about investing
Lessons about personal finance don't come any better than this list. Great stuff.

The slow drip, drip, drip of sensible investing
Dividend reinvestment plans, or DRIPs, are a great way to build wealth. In this blog post, the writer looks at using a brokerage called ShareOwner to simplify DRIP investing.

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No stock market bubble here
This chart shows that while prices have soared, they're still reasonable when compared to corporate earnings.

Some thoughts on whether now's a good time to sell some of your stocks or equity funds to reduce risk.

More money
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About the Author
Personal Finance Columnist

Rob Carrick has been writing about personal finance, business and economics for close to 20 years. He joined The Globe and Mail in late 1996 as an investment reporter and has been personal finance columnist since November 1998. Rob's personal finance columns appear in The Globe on Tuesday and Thursday, and his Portfolio Strategy column for investors appears on Saturday. More

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