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Carrick on money: The case for the 10-year mortgage

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The case for the 10-year mortgage

The Canadian Mortgage Trends blog looks at Bank of Nova Scotia's offer of a 10-year mortgage for 3.69 per cent. That's an awesome rate by historical standards, but you have to wonder if the real message sent by this mortgage offer is that borrowing costs will stay low for a long time.

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This analysis says low rates will be here a while longer.

The YOLO school of personal finance

YOLO stands for you only live once and it's a rationale for free spending, damn the future consequences.

Kicking the big bank habit

A credit union takes aim at the big banks in this humorous ad. I wonder why credit unions don't do more bank bashing like this.

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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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