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A condo building, centre, under construction in downtown Toronto. Economists fear that a building frenzy and pricey condos could lead to a U.S.-style crash. (Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)
A condo building, centre, under construction in downtown Toronto. Economists fear that a building frenzy and pricey condos could lead to a U.S.-style crash. (Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)

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Carrick on money: Condo buyers, beware Add to ...

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

Condo buyers, beware
This CBC documentary looks at Toronto’s condo market and confronts shoddy construction and sloppy urban planning. “Although the documentary focuses primarily on Toronto… warning bells will be ringing loud and clear for cities and condo-owners across Canada,” CBC says.

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Retirement roundup
This infographic compares the level of preparedness in various countries around the world to accommodate an aging population.

A blogger argues that under the current system for Old Age Security, “working-class Canadians are financing the benefits of upper-class seniors.”

The Top 10 countries as ranked by life expectancy. No, Canada doesn’t make the list.

A retirement expert says that the more people hear that they’re not saving enough for retirement, the more open they’ll be to taking investing risks. That opens to door to fraud.

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