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Rob Carrick's Reader: Friend, we're foreclosing on your house

The Facebook logo is displayed on a computer screen in Brussels April 21, 2010.

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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.





Hello, Friend, We're Foreclosing On Your House

How mortgage lenders are using Facebook to send foreclosure notices to borrowers in default.

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My Own Private Island

A Top 10 list of ways the ultra rich pamper themselves.



The Lenny Dkystra Story

The hardnosed baseball player they called "Nails" (as a Philadelphia Phillie, he was a major pain for the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1993 World Series) became so successful in business after he left the game that he bought Wayne Gretzky's California mansion for $18.5-million (U.S.) in 2007. Now, he's bankrupt, his wife has divorced him and he's estranged from his family. Catch up with Lenny in this New York Times story.



Don't Be An Early Adopter

Four kinds of consumer products that you should never buy when they're first launched.





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