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Carrick on money: Why are we all hypocrites about weddings?

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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.

Why are we all hypocrites about weddings?
Refreshingly direct as ever, personal finance guy Ramit Sethi writes here about how people talk about economizing in planning a wedding, but then spend extravagantly.

Consider the frugal wedding
Ten reasons not to spend lavishly on a wedding. Quite persuasive.

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Turning a wedding dress into cash
Fall is a good time to sell a wedding dress because June brides should be starting their search now. So says the PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com website.

Don't be afraid of emerging markets
Yes, emerging markets have been hit hard this year. But there are still arguments for adding exposure to them to your portfolio, the chief investment officer for investing giant BlackRock says here.

More money
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