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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.

In a sweat about debt
A Maclean’s writer looks at how Canadians lost their aversion to debt and now collectively owe close to $2-trillion.

Housing bear Garth Turner draws a connection between the fast-falling Canadian dollar and the borrowing binge that supports our housing market.

This Bloomberg story looks at how Americans are starting to spend again thanks to a rise in home values. It makes you wonder about the impact on the Canadian economy if the housing market declines and people start to feel poorer.

Cleaning up after your kids
Your kid causes some damage at a neighbour’s house. Do you offer to pay for repairs? And should your offer be accepted?

What not to buy in the tech world
Five tech products that will be dead in five years.

More money
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