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Rob Carrick's Reader: The crazy rising cost of kids

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

The Crazy Rising Cost Of Kids

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has for years been keeping track of the cost of raising kids. The latest data shows a 40 per cent increase in costs over a decade ago.

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Cards That Pay Cash

The Million Dollar Journey blog evaluates two new cashback credit cards.

Car Selling Tips

Tips for selling your used car quickly and for a good price. Ignore the U.S. references and focus on smart suggestions like having the car detailed and taking lots of photos (to document that it's in good shape).

Rebuilding Your Home

A step-by-step guide to determining what your home maintenance costs will be going forward. Includes a link to a website that shows the expected longevity of various home components.



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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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