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Carrick on money: Is online shopping a case of save money, lose sanity?

Man shopping for Christmas gifts online

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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.

Save money, lose sanity
Google Analytics put these utterly hilarious videos together to dramatize how awful the online shopping experience can be. The humour comes as customers in an actual store are treated like online shoppers.

How not to move back in with your parents
That's the title of my latest book, which the Blunt Bean Counter blog recently reviewed. Check out the many useful financial literacy-related comments from readers of the blog.

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Stuff you should know about gold
A 10-point briefing on gold, some of the points suggesting a bullish outlook.

Toronto real estate rules...or does it?
A mortgage brokerage firm put together this infographic on Toronto housing prices. The data is open to interpretation. To me, it says be very careful about buying right now.

The best of Globe Investor
Globe Investor is highlighting some of the best features of our website this month with Globe Investor Tips.

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