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Carrick on money: The slacker’s guide to financial failure

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 slacker's guide to financial failure
Four attitudes toward money that will keep you from getting a handle on your finances.

Mortgage or RRSP
Here's a strong argument for paying down your mortgage instead of contributing to an RRSP.

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New pricing policy a no-sale with customers
This is an interesting study in the psychology of shopping. The U.S. retailer J.C. Penney decided more than a year ago to do away with "fake prices" by replacing sales and markdowns with a "fair and square" approach. Guess what - poor financial results have convinced the department store chain to put things back the way they were.

Hey, Mr. Taxman
Seven red flags that could trigger an audit by the Canada Revenue Agency.

More money
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