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Carrick on money: My investment’s in the toilet

Flushing Money Down the Toilet

The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.

My investment's in the toilet
A Barrie, Ont., lawyer pays $5,300 for a toilet from the old Toronto Maple Leafs dressing room in Maple Leaf Gardens. It was a bargain - he was willing to spend $10,000.

Is financial literacy sinking in?
The jury is out on whether financial education helps people make better money decisions, a Harvard professor says in this Q&A.

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Goodbye Florida, hello Spain
To help get its struggling housing market moving, Spain is proposing to offer a permanent residency to anyone who buys a house or apartment worth more than $200,000.

Test your cereal acumen
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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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