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U.S. President Barack Obama talks at a campaign event at Springfield High School in Ohio, November 2, 2012. (Larry Downing/REUTERS)
U.S. President Barack Obama talks at a campaign event at Springfield High School in Ohio, November 2, 2012. (Larry Downing/REUTERS)

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Carrick on money: Obama’s student debt and starter home 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.

Obama on money: Students loans, credit cards and his first home
The just re-elected U.S. president was 42 when he paid his student loans back, his starter home was a condo and he once had his credit card declined while trying to rent a car.

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