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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.

Telling the wedding industry where to go
Introducing the $99 (U.S.) wedding dress from retailer H&M. It will sell for $129 in Canada. The Washington Post's Style blog explains the economic importance of this breakthrough in lowering the high cost of weddings.

Houses vs stocks – what's the better investment?
Stocks, and it's not even close. An investment adviser lays out the numbers here.

Variable mortgages rule
A mortgage broker with a banking background offers a point-by-point rebuttal of a recent Bank of Montreal report suggesting that five-year fixed mortgages are the best choice right now.

Middle class money angst – real or not?
A look at both sides of the argument over whether the middle class is under severe financial stress.

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