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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.

Mr. and Mrs. Cheap take a vacation
A look at "pound-foolish" travelling -- where you obsess so much about keeping costs low that you ruin your vacation.

The coming password apocalypse
A hugely depressing account of how feeble the passwords we use online are at protecting us against hackers and fraudsters. At the end you'll find some do's and don'ts to preserve your privacy.

Don't get scroogled
That's the headline on an ad that Bing is using to claim it provides a more consumer-friendly search for online shoppers than Google.

Best rates found here
Here's a new online option for people who want to comparison shop for the lowest mortgage and credit card interest rates, and the lowest insurance costs. Similar websites include, and

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