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The taxman targets a five-year-old boy
For various reasons, a young American boy named Paulie Smith needs a tax return filed on his behalf. Here's what resulted when the IRS decided to question some items on his return.

These banks are most vulnerable to a housing decline
Morningstar analyst Dan Werner says here that CIBC, RBC and Bank of Nova Scotia are the banks he'd worry about most if the housing market plunges.

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How to play the housing rebound
That's the U.S. housing rebound, of course. Here in Canada, we never had a housing slump of any real consequence. Here, you'll find some suggestions on sectors to invest in as the next leg of the housing recovery takes hold.

What wine goes with mollusks?
This infographic answers the always challenging question of what wine to match with the food you're eating.

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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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