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Carrick's Reader: Mistakes to avoid when teaching kids about money Add to ...

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

I Ask, I Get

That’s the message some parents are sending to their kids by giving in too easily when asked for money. Hear more about how parents can teach kids how to manage money in this video featuring Gary Rabbior, president of the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education.

Dow Darlings

McDonald’s, Coca-Cola and eight more top dividend stocks that are part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Too Good To Be True

The federal Financial Consumer Agency of Canada has issued a bulletin advising people to beware of companies that claim to be able to reduce the amount of money they owe. You may end up paying fees for nothing.

What Works For Wallets

Gift cards, cheques, wads of cash and a few other things you should never carry in your wallet. Oh and make sure you DO put some baby photos in. The results of one study suggest they make it more likely your wallet will be returned to you if lost.

Personal Finance on Facebook

Subscribe to my Facebook page for discussions like the one last week on how a 31-year-old with multiple debts can dig his way out.

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