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Rob Carrick's Reader: Tricks car dealers pull

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

Tricks Car Dealers Pull

Five ways new car ads can mislead you.

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Ramping Up The Risk

The case for investing in emerging markets, which are coming off just a rotten 2011.

Why you should be cautious about investing in China despite the high level of economic growth.



Raging Red And Mellow Yellow

This infographic explores the psychology of colour and how it plays into painting the rooms of a house. A good guide for people about to renovate.



Reduce My Debt Load

Paying down debt takes the top spot in this online poll where people indicate their Number One financial goal for 2012. You can contribute your own vote here, or just see what others said.

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Big Bank Beat-Down

Members of my Facebook personal finance community discuss the way in which banks are raising borrowing costs and fees these days.



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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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