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Rent or buy a homeKseniya Ragozina

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

A former homeowner's take on renting
An American financial blogger tackles the question of renting versus buying a home. What make this discussion interesting is that he's now renting an apartment after almost 20 years of owning a home.

A how-to guide for regifting
Passing along unwanted gifts as presents to other people isn't the social faux pas you might imagine. Here's how to pull it off successfully.

Be a smart spender has introduced a new holiday-themed quiz on spending and credit.

And here's a holiday gift-giving budget worksheet created by

Sharing your wealth
MoneySense magazine rates the best-run charities. Worth reading if you're looking for charities to support this holiday season.

An easy way to give to a wide variety of charities online is to use the CanadaHelps website. My wife and I do most of our giving through this handy portal.

The best of Globe Investor
Globe Investor is highlighting some of the best features of our website this month with Globe Investor Tips. Here's the list so far.