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A contractor removes ice and snow from the roof of a house in Quebec.Christinne Muschi

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 to spend less heating your house
A rundown on ways to cut your home heating bill, complete with estimated annual savings for each measure.

Rise of the barter economy
Read here about the quiet rise in Toronto of bartering, a way to swap goods and services without using cash.

B.S. investments are back
Five years after the stock market crash of 2008-09, there's an emerging bull market in bull-$%#* investments that exploit investor naiveté and gullibility, this article from New York magazine's website says.

Twenty lemons
A car columnist lists some of the worst cars ever to be sold.

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