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Carrick on money: Investing in your kid’s hockey career

Shopping for hockey equipment at a Pro Hockey Life Sporting Goods in Vaughan, Ontario on Nov. 28, 2012.

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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.

Investing in your kid's hockey career
This blog posts argues that parents are deluding themselves if they think all the money they pay so their kids can play hockey will pay off some day in the form of a hockey scholarship.

Mind the penalties
Here's a reminder when arranging a new mortgage to consider the pre-payment penalties. It says here that some lenders are friendlier than others in this area.

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No change for the tip jar?
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The right price for wine
There's evidence that people can't taste the difference between expensive and cheap wine, which raises the question of how much to spend on a bottle.

More money
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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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