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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.

Your portfolio could be downright dangerous
This video and accompanying article explain the potential danger of blindly sticking to the tried and true mix of 60 per cent stocks and 40 per cent bonds.

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Housing market confidential
This infographic is full of interesting facts and figures on the choices Canadians have made on mortgages, and their attitudes toward housing. How many people are going with a variable rate instead of a fixed rate mortgage? What percentage of homeowners regret the size of their mortgage? It’s all here.

My son buys a car
A dad reflects on his satisfaction over his 11-year-old son’s purchase of a $300 remote-control car. Sure, the son could have found better things to do with his money. But the dad is happy about the savings discipline his son showed.

Cheap, reliable cars
Consumer Reports published this list of the 10 most reliable cars priced under $25,000 (U.S.).

Black Friday bargains
This website helps you keep track of Canadian Black Friday deals.

More money
Join the 33,000+ people who subscribe to my Facebook personal finance community for talk about investing, retirement, real estate, banking and other financial matters. I’m also on Twitter.

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