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Carrick on money: Cheap house for sale - but it needs work

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

Cheap house for sale: Needs work
Some thoughts on getting into the housing market the cheap way – buy purchasing a fixer-upper.

Two ways to approach life insurance
A look at the differences between term insurance – that's what I use to ensure my family won't be financially whacked if I die – and permanent insurance.

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Financial tips for same sex couples
Some thoughts on finding financial advice tailored to the needs of gay couples.

Protect your guaranteed income supplement
Advice for lower-income seniors on how to handle RRSPs and RRIFs, with specific attention paid to preserving maximum GIS benefits.

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Personal Finance Columnist

Rob Carrick has been writing about personal finance, business and economics for close to 20 years. He joined The Globe and Mail in late 1996 as an investment reporter and has been personal finance columnist since November 1998. Rob's personal finance columns appear in The Globe on Tuesday and Thursday, and his Portfolio Strategy column for investors appears on Saturday. More


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