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Carrick on money: The penalty for not shopping enough?


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 penalty for not shopping enough
The Squawkfox blog takes on a credit card issuer with the temerity to charge her a $10 "inactivity fee."

Report card time for a new ETF
A look at how a popular exchange-traded fund called the BMO Covered Call Canadian Banks ETF (ZWB) has performed over the past two years.

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Why we chose Edmonton
A blogger explains her choice of living in Edmonton in terms of a reasonable cost of living and an affordable housing market.

Whaddya know – Edmonton's real estate market is hot stuff these days.

Pick your favourite blog
Vote here for your favourite Canadian financial blog. Or, use the list of names provided here to check up on blogs you may not have read before.

The Blunt Bean Counter offers a humorous list of 10 reasons to give it your vote for best blog (scroll down for the list).

More money
Join the 20,000+ 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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