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Carrick on money: Housing - the good, the bad and the ugly

A man walks past a new condo and townhouse project in Vancouver, British Columbia, in February, 2013.

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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.

Housing: The good, the bad and the ugly
The Calgary market is good, Toronto's condo market is bad. The ugly? Over to you, Vancouver.

Have you gone a little too heavy on real estate?
A cooking analogy is used here to help people understand the relationship between their investments, their income, their debts, their real estate holdings and their personal net worth.

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Where wealth meets stealth
An interactive guide that explains where and how wealthy people and criminals hide money to avoid paying tax (give it moment to download). This online tool accompanies a report by a team of investigative journalists on offshore tax cheating – who does it (in Canada and internationally) and how they get away with it.

DIY accounting for investors
An investment firm has created this guide to calculating your adjusted cost base, which is required for determining your profits and losses on securities held in non-registered accounts.

More money
Join the 21,000+ people who subscribe to 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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