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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.

Taking A Bite Out Of Debt

A favourable take on the federal government's announcement Monday of measures to slow growth in household debt.

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The 411 on ETFs

John Gabriel, an ETF specialist at the independent investment analysis firm Morningstar, offers these three new year's resolutions to people buying exchange-traded funds.

Those Filthy Bank Machines

Germ alert: Bank machines are as dirty as public toilets

Butting Heads With Your Broker

Some user-friendly changes have just been made to the arbitration plan the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada offers to disgruntled clients.

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