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Carrick on money: Can you afford your own house?

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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.

Can you afford your own house?
Actuary Malcolm Hamilton explains in his video why he's concerned about how people will be able to afford their mortgages when interest rates rise.

How to invest $10-million
Six money managers offer some ideas here on how to invest a big chunk of capital.

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Foreign ETFs and you
A very useful post by the Canadian Couch Potato blog that offers guidance on using exchange-traded funds covering U.S. and international markets in registered and non-registered accounts. The issue is foreign withholding tax, which was detailed in an earlier blog post.

How to buy life insurance
Term life insurance rules as far as most people's life insurance needs go. Here's a good summary of why this is true.

More money
Join the 16,000+ 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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