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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.

Before the crash
This Youtube video is an amazing historical artifact - a debate between U.S. housing bulls and bears back in 2007, before real estate prices plunged. Call it a lesson that all those great arguments in favour of higher real estate prices are sometimes flat out wrong.

Give wisely
Here's some guidance from the Canada Revenue Agency on how to ensure you're giving to a legitimate charity.

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U.S. market update
The independent analysis firm Morningstar convenes a roundtable discussion on the U.S. stock markets, which outperformed Canada again this year. Here's Part One.

And here's Part Two.

So that's what a balance sheet is
Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman - you may recognize that name from a fight to install new leadership at railway Canadian Pacific - offers a nice little primer on corporate finance and investing in this video.

The best of Globe Investor
Globe Investor is highlighting some of the best features of our website this month with Globe Investor Tips.

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