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Carrick on money: The real cost of owning a house

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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 real cost of owning a house

Beyond the mortgage: A list of six home ownership costs that may be overlooked by first-time buyers.

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A student's life

Meet Larry, a Royal Bank of Canada executive who goes back to school in a series of videos that amusingly highlight the challenges of living on a student budget.

If not bonds, then what?

Abandoning bonds because you're afraid of higher interest rates? Remember the serious risks involved in virtually all bond alternatives.

Estate planning mistakes to avoid

Having an outdated will and ignoring tax implications are two of the mistakes listed here.

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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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