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Carrick on money: What $380,000 buys you in condo-land

The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.

What $380,000 buys you in condo-land
A comparison of how much condo you get for $380,000 in cities from Vancouver to Montreal.

A new way to invest in Apple
The company just launched the biggest corporate bond offering ever, and that presents a new option for investors who are worried about owning volatile Apple shares.

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Given the huge hoard of cash it has on hand, you might wonder why Apple decided to issue new bonds. The answer, it says here, is to make investors happy.

How much should I save?
Beware one-size-fits-all answers, this blog post says. A lot depends on your personal circumstances.

Awkward money moments
Number One: having your credit card declined. Read here for others.

More money
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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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