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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.

Marry your way to financial success
People who get married report being happier than single people, they're healthier and they live longer, according to this Newsweek feature. Also, married people generate almost twice as much wealth as those who never marry.

Money tips for wedding guests
Five tips for saving money on the cost of attending a wedding, including presents and travel expenses.

Household debt soars
This chart from The Economist shows where Canada ranks among industrialized countries in household debt growth in recent years. It's not just hockey we're good at. Borrowing, too.

Rising stocks and the economy
A soaring stock market doesn't mean the economy is strong, this blog post argues.

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