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Carrick on money: The Americans notice our housing bubble

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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.

The Americans notice our housing bubble
An update by a U.S. investing and finance website on our housing market that carries the headline: "What's happening in North America's #1 housing bubble."

You and your real estate agent
Four things to avoid when hiring someone to sell your home.

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Honeymooning on the cheap
Six ideas for a cheap honeymoon. I like the point about telling people at your hotel and elsewhere that you're on your honeymoon - often you'll find some extras thrown in. My wife once offhandedly mentioned we were away on our wedding anniversary and we got a room upgrade at a hotel.

Secrets of a coffee guru
A champion barista spills the beans on how to make a perfect cup of coffee.

Investors Deserve Better
In my column for today's paper, I'm asking readers to visit my Facebook personal finance page and support the idea of having securities regulators introduce a standard requiring investment advisers to put client interests first, also known as a fiduciary standard. Just click the "Like" button, or add a comment.

More money
Join the 18,000+ 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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