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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.

Best Bargains

Sarah Deveau, author of Money Smart Mom: Financially Fit Parenting, has selected the best coupon websites for Canadians. They are Fabuloussavings.ca, Groceryalerts.ca, Save.ca, Bargainmoose.ca and Frugalshopper.ca. Interesting factoid: Deveau quotes figures showing that only 3 per cent of coupons are redeemed.


The lowdown on registered disability savings plans, or RDSPs, from the GetSmarterAboutMoney.ca website.

Cold Shoulder For Gold

Gold is a risky asset for the average investor, Harvard economics professor Kenneth Rogoff argues.

Indestructible Value

Manhattan artist Sally Davies has been photographing the same McDonald's Happy Meal each day for the past six months and, so far, it's looking just like the day it was bought.

King Of Websites

McLean Budden, which piggybacks a small but very good family of mutual funds on top of its main business running money for pension funds and other institutions, has won an award for having the top financial website in the North America.

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