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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.

The Economics of Sex

Basic economic theory holds that demand goes up when price goes down. The authors of the new book Spousonomics explain how to apply this to improving your sex life.

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Look Hot, Feel Cold

How turning down the thermostat in winter may help make you skinnier (not to mention making your heating bill cheaper).

Portfolio Measuring Sticks

Print or bookmark this page - it's a handy chart of returns for benchmark stock and bond indexes over the past 30 years. Perfect for measuring the returns in your portfolio. Here's an explanation of how to do that from a recent Portfolio Strategy column.

Bulls on Borrowed Time

A commentary from the respected money manager Jeremy Grantham that says the current strong stock market uptrend has some legs - for a while.

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