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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.

Living small in the city
Astronomical urban housing prices have created innovations like micro apartments that offer tiny size, but an urban location. Vancouver is building them, and so is New York. Read here for some thoughts on the downside of living in a small box.

Is an investment adviser worth the money?
Behavioural economist Dan Ariely answers this question in a succinct, tough-minded way (read down to the second question).

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How to get kids to eat veggies – pay them
That's the conclusion of a U.S. study that is discussed here by a Washington Post blogger.

Getting around tougher mortgage rules
All about how credit unions have a lower bar than banks in qualifying people with higher-than-average debt loads for variable rate mortgages.

More money
Join the 34,000+ people who subscribe to my Facebook personal finance community for talk about investing, retirement, real estate, banking and other financial matters. I'm also on Twitter.

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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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