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Carrick on money: How boomers could bust the housing market

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How boomers could bust the housing market

The baby boom generation helped fuel the run-up in stock in the 1990s and the rise in house prices over the past decade. This blog post asks what will happen to the price of stocks and homes as boomers retire and start liquidating their savings and investments.

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How to sniff out an investment salesperson

You don't hear the term investment salesperson used much, but that's actually what some so-called advisers are in reality. Here are some signals you're dealing with a salesperson, not a true adviser.

The trouble with junk bonds

Reasons for caution if you're considering investing in high-yield bonds, also know as junk bonds. Starved for income, investors have piled into these bonds because the yields are much higher than government bonds. Trouble is, the quality of junk bonds has been deteriorating, and that means more risk for investors.

No Minimum Monday is just ahead

On Monday, Dec. 10, a wide group of Canadian retailers will offer free shipping on online orders of any size. Here's a list of who's participating.

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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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