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A postman rides his bicycle past the Fontainebleau castle, in France.LAURENT REBOURS

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

Nine castles that cost less than a Vancouver condo
Seriously. There are French chateaus going for less than some of Vancouver's finer condos.

Mining garage sales for money
A blogger lists some popular children's items that you can buy cheap at garage sales and then re-sell at a higher price.

The RDSP challenge
A blogger calls out banks for their lame level of service in providing registered disability savings plans. Result: A resounding silence.

No worries about the CPP
The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board didn't have a great fiscal first quarter this year. Big deal, a blogger says in this analysis.

He passed up $198,000
An investment adviser talks about his thinking in evaluating a recruitment offer from a firm that offered him a $198,000 (U.S.) bonus for coming aboard.

More money
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