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Carrick's Reader: Renting is cool 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.

Renting Is Cool

Young Americans are increasingly rejecting the dream of home ownership and instead renting. It’s not just the crash of the housing market driving this trend. People are also getting married later, and they value mobility that allows them to easily change cities to find better jobs.

Travel On The Cheap

Where the bargains are in troubled Europe.

A budget-minded guide to visiting midtown Manhattan.

Banks On The Web

Here’s a ranking of how user-friendly the public websites of the big banks are. TD Canada Trust takes top spot.

Home Economics

Ten ways to use olive oil outside the kitchen (good for sunburns and wood furniture).

Ways to use tea (clean carpets, shine wooden floors, clean toilet stains).

Ways to reuse coffee grounds.

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