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Exchanging gifts at a holiday Christmas party.

The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.

The Five Commandments of gift giving
I like Number Five - thou shalt give unapologetically. In other words, don't make excuses if you buy on a budget.

How to save a smartphone
Step-by-step instructions on how to save your smartphone if you drop it in the toilet or, presumably, if it goes through the wash. We had middling success with this technique rescuing an iPod shuffle that got laundered.

Big Brother on board
A look at the merits of having a camera mounted on your car's dashboard to record what's happening in your car as you drive. Someday, insurers may cut your rate if you have one of these cameras.

Find a penny, leave it be
A whimsical look at the economics of stopping to pick up a penny. If you put even a modest value on your time, it ain't worth it.

Globe Investor Tips
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