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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.

Three smart ways to negotiate with a contractor
Strategies for getting a good price on a job without insulting the contractors bidding for the work.

Avoid these mistakes in seeking financial advice
Interviewing just one candidate, not doing a background check and more.

Shake your head if you think you pay too much for gas
Gas prices have plunged lately, but they're still a fair bit higher than in the United States. But in this slideshow, you'll see that Canada ranks 45 of 63 countries on gasoline prices.

Wages for young people have collapsed
Adjusted for inflation, the wages for Americans aged 25 to 34 have fallen in every major industry but health care. If the causes cited in this Atlantic article are correct, then we're not immune to this in Canada.

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