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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.

Lies my banker told me
A financial blogger writes here about the bad, self-serving sales pitch a banker give him and his wife when discussing a car loan.

Saving tips for 20-somethings
Five sensible thoughts for getting on the right financial path at a young age.

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Track downing down your home's power hogs
This video from Wired magazine highlights the Belkin Conserve Insight, a $30 gadget that you can use to monitor how much power your household electronics and other devices are using. Amazon.ca sells it.

Learn the secrets to cheap travel
Introducing Canadian Free Flyers, a website about travel hacking. That's where you use special deals on reward miles to pay for your vacation.

More money
Join the 34,000+ people who subscribe to my Facebook personal finance community for talk about investing, retirement, real estate, banking and other financial matters. I'm also on Twitter.

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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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