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Carrick on money: How paying down debt beats investing 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.

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.

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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