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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.

Dr. Feelgood's prescription: Some retail therapy
Seriously, and you don't have to buy anything big. Studies show that even buying a snack can make you feel better.

Here's a quick rundown on when it's OK to go into debt to pay for something, and when it's not.

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The lowdown on risk-free investing
Once you understand the various types of risk, you'll realize there's no such thing as a true risk-free investment.

Of bulls, bears and sheep
An investing columnist worries that mom and pop investors jumping into the U.S. stock market right now are heading for trouble.

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