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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.

Avoid maintenance surprises in your new condo
Even buyers of new condos should consider hiring a housing inspector, this article says.

Canada's most stolen vehicles
Pickups and SUVs dominate this list.

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Where teens are spending money
Not at the mall. In the United States, malls are dying and one of the reasons is that teenagers have switched a lot of their spending from clothes to events and food.

And then next hot stock market is…
Iran, believe it or not. An American foreign policy expert expects the country to sign a nuclear non-proliferation deal by summer, and that would clear the way for foreign investment dollars to flow into the country.

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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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