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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.

Houses as an investment? Get over it
A blogger deconstructs the widely held notion that houses are an investment.

Meet the ATM of the future
Biometric scanning of your palm prints and delivery of cash in your choice of denominations are among the features already being tested.

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Five horrifying truths about funeral homes
Find out where the bodies are buried in the funeral biz.

The cheapest, cutest pets
That would be hamsters, according to this blog post.

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