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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.

Stuff you never dreamed you were doing wrong
Learn the right way to peel a banana, make a BLT, seal a half-eaten bag of chips, fold clothes and more. Tips for getting better value from the stuff you eat, buy and own.

Home phone for free
A financial blogger describes his experience with Ooma, an internet home phone service that will save you a tonne over what the phone company charges.

For iPhone fanatics
Option One: Buy an iPhone and then trade it in every time a new version comes out. Option Two: Get a reduced cost iPhone buy signing up for a three-year service plan with a phone company. Which is cheaper over the long run? Check out this analysis.

These stocks baked Apple
A list of 13 stocks that have outperformed the much-celebrated Apple over the past 12 months.

More money
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