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Carrick on money: The poseur’s guide to the good life

A saleswoman shows off brands belonging to Swiss Swatch Group, from left, Breguet, Longines, Omega and Glashuette in Zurich in this file photo.

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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.

The poseur's guide to the good life
A pronunciation guide for top names in fashion, jewellery and wine. Prevents embarrassment when buying Breguet watches and such.

Stocks remain a mystery
A fascinating chart illustrating how none of the variables we typically look at to gauge potential future stock market performance are much good at foretelling what's ahead.

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Tips for holiday season tipping
Consumer Reports put together this guide on tipping service providers like house cleaners, newspaper carriers and hair dressers during the holiday season.

If you have an adviser...
Here's a video in which a lawyer explains the securities regulations governing the adviser-client relationship, and what to do if things go wrong.

More money
Join the 18,000+ 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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