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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.

How to make more money
Three ideas from the I Will Teach You to Be Rich website.

The story behind your disappointing investment returns
Because they jump in and out of investments too much, people tend to generate returns that are worse than the funds and stocks they own. The average U.S. mutual fund owner made 3.8 per cent per year on average between 1991 and 2010, while the average stock-holding mutual fund made 9.9 per cent.

Catching up with the mortgage market
This infographic looks at mortgage trends of the past five years. Plenty of big changes are noted here, including the declining appeal of the variable-rate mortgage.

More real estate worries
There's been a lot of talk lately about whether the residential housing market is headed for a decline. Here, the health of the commercial real estate market is examined. Worth a read if you've been investing in real estate investment trusts, which have done quite well in recent years.

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