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Carrick on money: These condo frills will cost you money

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These condo frills will cost you money
The truth-telling Toronto realtor David Fleming lists condo amenities that aren't worth the cost, including libraries, some sports facilities and – wait for it – juice bars.

Housing bubbles, then and now
Economist Nouriel Roubini says Canada makes a list of countries where the housing market is frothy or even a bubble.

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How retirees pay the bills
This chart compares sources of income in Canada and other industrialized countries around the world. Canadians get less from government than most European countries and rely more on their savings and work.

Why Costco doesn't work for me
A blogger explains why she won't pay a fee to shop at Costco.

More money
Join the 33,000+ 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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