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Carrick on money: How early should you start saving? Add to ...

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

When to start saving – at birth

Here’s evidence that parents can’t start too early to teach kids about money and save for their post-secondary education.

Mom knew how to stretch a buck

A blogger reminisces about the tricks his family used to save money while he was growing up, including having “clean out the fridge” meals once a week and smuggling snacks into the movies.

How to beat baggage fees on Air Canada

Pack smart, and carry your suitcase onto the plane.

Low interest rates are better than no interest rates

A look at some high interest rates savings account options for do-it-yourself investors who use an online broker. These accounts don’t pay a lot, but they’re better than leaving your money to sit in cash in your account. Small balances typically earn little or nothing.

More money

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