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Paper coffee Cups from Coffee Time, Starbucks, McDonald's, and Tim Hortons.Charla Jones/The Globe and Mail

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

Stop Talking Smack About Coffee

Ever notice how many guides to getting rich tell you to stop going out for coffee to Starbucks etc.? Here's a defence of the small luxury of good coffee.

If Starbucks is your coffee place, then check out this guide to "secret" items on its menu of drinks, including the Dirty Chai and the Green Eye.

Be Nice

Here's a story about a waitress who was arrested recently for allegedly stealing the credit card information of customers who weren't nice to here.

Out With The Old

The investment strategist for the iShares family of exchange-traded funds explains why he's increasingly positive about investing in emerging markets as opposed to developed economies.

A somewhat conservative approach to investing in emerging markets: Stick to dividend-paying stocks. Here are some ETFs that focus on this.

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