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Carrick on money: How paying down debt beats investing

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How paying down debt beats investing

The eternal question of personal finance is whether it's better to reduce your debts or invest. Here, you'll find an argument in favour of debt repayment.

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Your RRSP is not a savings account

An adviser laments the view some people have that their registered retirement savings plans are a source of cash and not a long-term savings commitment.

Food expiry dates are bogus

This video explains how imprecise these dates are, and how they lead us to throw away perfectly good food.

A primer on emerging market ETFs

A look at the various choices for investors who want to use exchange-traded funds for exposure to emerging markets.

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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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