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Carrick on money: How did Canada’s middle class get so rich?

A middle-class neighbourhood in Canada.

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How did Canada's middle class get so rich?
An American take on how Canada passed the United States on a list of big countries with the wealthiest middle class.

A history of Canada's housing bubble fears
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Warren Buffet comes back down to earth
One of the greatest investing minds of this generation has an outstanding long-term record. This New York times article says the short term hasn't been quite so good, though.

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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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