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Carrick on money: Portrait of a cheapskate

Pile of pennies

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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.

Portrait of a cheapskate
Meet Victoria Hunt, millionaire. She's featured in an upcoming TV show called Extreme Cheapskates because of her, um, frugal ways. For example, she regularly pees in a bottle to save money on her water bill.

Tricks that travel websites play
One example is giving customers the impression they're getting the lowest prices by offering comparisons from various airlines. In some cases, there are cheaper options from airlines that don't participate on these websites.

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Speaking of travelling, here's a list of over-crowded Caribbean ports to avoid if you're booking a cruise for this winter.

For those with a need for speed
Seven sporty cars that really kick butt.

More money
Join the 17,000+ 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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