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A cost comparison between new and used cars must include financing, depreciation, and maintenance.The Globe and Mail

The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.

How to kill your retirement plan in three easy steps
Bad financial habits that will prevent you from saving enough for retirement.

Mortgage rates headed higher?
Some of the people on RateSupermarket.ca's mortgage rate outlook panel think so.

For when you can't speak for yourself
The Ontario Bar Association has produced this information package on the power of attorney, which gives a designated person the power to make health-related and financial decisions on your behalf if you're incapacitated. In case you didn't know, April is Make a Power of Attorney month.

Retirement planning for low-income Canadians
Here's an extremely useful video of a presentation on what people with a low income need to know about retirement planning.

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