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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.

How to negotiate a cheaper hotel room
Lots of useful suggestions here on how to pay less when booking a hotel room.

Affordable home upgrades
Some ideas in this blog post for inexpensive ways to spruce up your home, inside and out.

No free lunch? No kidding
All about the U.S. trend of parents buying expensive re-useable, non-toxic containers for their kids' school lunches. No more Ziploc bags and juice boxes.

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Where we stand globally on gasoline prices
Not anywhere near the cheapest countries, but we pay far less than others according to this very cool graph.

Also, check out my two new online magazines. Housing Heretic is a forum for critical thinking on the housing market, and genYmoney offers personal finance and investing tips for young adults.

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