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Carrick on money: Who ordered the lobster?

Lobster at a restaurant

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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.

Who had the lobster?

You're out for dinner with friends and you're splitting the bill. In a perfect world, this is how you'd figure out who pays what.

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I'm just looking

Introducing a new shopping term: Showrooming, which is when people visit stores to view an item and then buy it online. It's an example of the challenges that bricks-and-mortar retail chains face as people change their shopping habits. Read here about how stores are fighting back by offering more personalized service and luxury items.

No gloom, less doom

Refreshing: Four financial predictions for 2013, all or them more or less positive.

The bright side of spending

The author of this blog post uses the work of singer David Bowie to show how spending money brings us a benefit described as "consumption capital," a fancy term for positive memories and skills that add value to our lives.

The best of Globe Investor

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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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