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Mortgages: Go long or w-a-a-ay long 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.

Mortgages: Go Long or W-a-a-ay Long Mortgage broker David Larock runs three scenarios on his blog to see whether the better choice for borrowers is a five- or 10-year fixed rate mortgage. For new buyers with a big mortgage, I like the 10-year option.

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Fight “Upgrade Fatigue” That’s a condition brought on when you own a gadget that keeps getting upgraded in new versions. Like the iPad, for example. A new version was introduced on Wednesday and, in this report, you’ll find four reasons why you can take a pass on it.



Investorama This infographic explains everything you need to know about gold - where it’s produced, where it’s consumed and how prices have changed over the years.



A compilation of both good and bad reasons to make changes in your investment portfolio.



Some good advice for new investors from the Couch Potato blog: worry more about maximizing your savings that what investing products you use.





More Money Join the 10,000+ 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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