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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.

Tall, dark and makes $55,000 a year

One man's trouble finding a match on an online dating website. Is his income level the problem?

New Leaf

A look at the new Nissan Leaf, the mass market's first pure electric vehicle. I wonder how economical this thing will be Ontario, with our high and climbing hydro rates. By the way, World of Wheels magazine says Ontario will offer incentives of up to $8,500 to LEAF buyers. WoW says B.C. will be launch point for the car in Canada.

Viva America

The Canadian Capitalist explains why he prefers U.S.-listed ETFs over those on our very own TSX. It all comes down to lower fees.

Stock Tip

A good intro to the debate over the benefits of market versus limit orders when investing in stocks. If you're new to do-it-yourself investing, give this a read.

First-Aid For Fido

Consumer Reports takes a look at pet insurance, a topic we've been thinking about at our house after some costly doggie dental work was required. Based on this, we'll take a pass.

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