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Carrick on money: London's slimmest house – just 99 inches – hits the market

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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.

Weird stories from a hot housing market
Here's a London home costing $1.3-million (Canadian) that has buyers queuing up despite the fact that the previous owners are buried in the garden.

And now for a super narrow 466-square-foot home in London with a price tag of roughly three-quarters of a million dollars.

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This is how tough the Vancouver housing market is
Four young adults are renting a house that will be torn down in August or September. It's the best they can find.

Welcome to my crappy car
Driving a used car is the first thing they teach you in Frugality 101. But there are limits, as you'll see in this video by a personal finance blogger. His car has over 300,000 miles on it. Yes, miles.

Checking in with Gen Y
We're running a week-long series that looks at how the young adults of Generation Y are doing in today's economy. You can follow the series here or on Twitter using the hashtag #genYmoney. Today I'll be answering your Gen Y-related personal finance questions on twitter, so ask away.

More money
Join the 45,000+ people who subscribe to my Facebook personal finance community for talk about investing, retirement, real estate, banking and other financial matters.

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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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