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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.

How I ruined my credit score
A first-hand account of someone confronting their credit card debt and the negative impact it had on her credit score.

Here's a popular Globe blog about how easy it is to get your own credit report.

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Meet the passive-aggressive Bogle family
Get this – index investing pioneer and chief spokesman Jack Bogle has a son who picks stocks for a living. Indexing is based on the idea that money managers can't outperform the market, which is exactly what his son has done.

Talkin' 'bout my generation
Here's an excerpt from a new book on the baby boom generation by the always amusing writer P.J. O'Rourke. It's called The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way…And It Wasn't My Fault…And I'll Never Do It Again.

Click here for a collection of the year's worst writing about Generation Y, or those who are in their 20s and 30s. Interesting to see so many writers and serious publications eager to tee off on Gen Y.

More money
Join the 34,000+ people who subscribe to 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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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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