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Carrick on money: Taxes, Trump and credit card debt

Donald Trump offers to pay $5 million to the charity of President Barack Obama`s choice if Obama releases his college and passport records.

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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.

I don't trust myself with credit cards
She carried a balance on her credit card starting at age 19 and ended up owing $15,000. Now that she's paid in full, this blogger says she's nervous about using her card at all.

Last-minute tax tips
This infographic offers a nice little summary of tax credits and deductions to consider as you complete your income tax return.

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What's the deal with Donald Trump?
Real estate magnate, TV reality show host, onetime presidential hopeful – these are the lives of Donald Trump, who is profiled in this article from The Atlantic.

Blowing bubbles
A list of global financial bubbles going back to 1621.

More money
Join the 28,000+ 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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About the Author
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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