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Carrick on money: How I failed at buying rental property

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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.

How I failed at buying rental property
Financial planner Jeff Rose talks about his mistaken belief that he could become a real estate investor. What got him going was some DVDs and audio training CDs from a guy who shows people how to make money in real estate, with no money down.

All I want for Christmas is some cold, hard cash
An economist makes the case for giving cash, not presents.

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Children are darned expensive
A reality check on marriage and raising kids from a psychology professor. Kids, she says, are "cute in the abstract." In reality, they're time consuming and expensive.

Invest in brain health
A list of tips for keeping your mind sharp in your senior years. A column I wrote recently on seniors and debt helped inspire this list.

Money matters
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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