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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.

Why she can't afford to buy a house
"Young workers must take jobs that are less well paying, for fewer hours, which they often over-qualified for," a millennial writes here. Worth reading if you think there's an endless pool of first-time buyers to keep our housing market going.

Expensive housing has led to the development of the tiny house movement, which means living in pocket-size homes either in an urban or wilderness setting. Here's a look at how to build that cozy cabin in the woods.

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These numbers will make you love stocks
U.S. market figures show that when you commit long term to stocks, you dramatically increase your likely returns and reduce the risk of losing money.

If you're buying stocks, here are some ideas for stocks and exchange-traded funds that offer the potential for a rising flow of dividend income over the years.

The cheapskate's guide to mobile phones
A blogger looks at the lower-cost alternatives to the big boys and isn't impressed.

More money
Join the people who are part of 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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