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Rob Carrick's Reader: Our housing bubble beats their housing bubble

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

Our housing bubble beats their housing bubble

Canadian cities dominate this global listing of Google searches for "housing bubble."

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Let's spend the next 10 years together

A thorough look at the benefits of taking advantage of the very low rates available for 10-year mortgages right now. Terms of 10 years have rarely worked out better than two consecutive five-year terms, but this time could be different.

A bank gets spanked

Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi has been a devastating critic of Wall Street since the financial crisis began. Here, he takes on Bank of America in a piece delicately titled Bank of America: Too Crooked to Fail.

The house with no hydro bills

Read here about how some U.S. buildings are putting up homes that use solar power and copious amounts of insulation in a way that pretty much brings their monthly electricity bill to zero.

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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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