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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.

Dividend gross-out
Important reading for people who own dividend stocks in non-registered accounts. To take advantage of the dividend tax credit, you first have to "gross up" the amount of dividend income you've received. In this blog post, you'll find out how changes to the dividend tax credit that make the gross up, well, grosser than ever.

Invest like Buffett
Included in this article is a list of Canadian- and U.S.-based companies that act like Warren Buffett's holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, in acquiring positions in underpriced companies with strong franchises.

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Money and the stay-at-home parent
Household income, career advancement and retirement savings - these are the three main financial sacrifices made by people who stay at home to raise the kids.

Your secret hideaway
$17.5-million (U.S.) buys you a secret mountainside submarine base in Norway. It's NATO surplus.

More money
Join the 13,000+ people who subscribe to my Facebook personal finance community for talk about investing, retirement, real estate, banking and other financial matters. I'm also on Twitter.

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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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