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A variable-rate mortgage entails a vulnerability to possible short-term rate increases by the Bank of Canada. (RAFAL GERSZAK FOR THE GLOBE AND MAIL)
A variable-rate mortgage entails a vulnerability to possible short-term rate increases by the Bank of Canada. (RAFAL GERSZAK FOR THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

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Carrick on money: Long live the variable-rate mortgage 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.

Long live the variable-rate mortgage
A mortgage broker looks out five years and decides variable-rate mortgages will save you money, even in a rising rate world.

What investors should focus on in 2014
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