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Carrick on money: How overvalued is Canadian housing?

Well, at least they aren't stacking Canadian homes like this gigantic Chinese subdivision at the Dadun village of Lingshui ethnic Li Autonomous County, Hainan province.

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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.

Just how overvalued is Canadian housing?
This infographic summarizes various projections on how overvalued house prices are – from zero to 78 per cent.

All about how first-time homebuyers tend to underestimate the cost of owning a house versus renting.

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Puncturing the Bitcoin bubble
Heard about Bitcoin, the virtual currency used for online transactions? Bitcoin has been in the news lately because of some wild fluctuations in its value. Here's a skeptical take on Bitcoin and its role in the financial system.

How a college education pays off
These U.S. figures show the value of a post-secondary degree – a lower unemployment rate and higher incomes.

What income-seekers need to know about ETFs
The How to Invest Online blog has done some very useful digging to find out what kind of income investors are getting from the wide variety of monthly-pay exchange-traded funds on the market. Here's a look at the extent to which return on capital can be found in monthly payouts. And here's a look at covered call ETFs.

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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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