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Educated but broke: Is a post-secondary degree worth it?

Student debt is such a problem in the United States that serious questions are being asked about whether a post-secondary degree is a good investment. Here, a Newsweek writer reflects on when a college or university degree is worth the money, and when it's not.

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Sticking a caution sign on the stock market

This somewhat technical commentary highlights the risks in the U.S. stock market at a time when share prices have been charging higher.

Why you can't pull the trigger to sell bad stocks
When considering whether to sell a stock or other financial assets, don't fixate too much on the price you paid. That's called "anchoring," and it can lead to faulty decision making.

Telling deals from duds
Tips for getting the best from "deal of the day" websites like Groupon.

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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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