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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.

It's the financial industry's world - we just live in it
A disturbing report by CBC's The National on how a retired couple lost their savings as a result of their dealings with an investment adviser, and how the adviser's employer has refused to comply with a recommendation for compensation issued by the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments.

How to profit from a falling housing market
In which a financial blogger finds a company that is heavily involved in mortgage lending and explains how to benefit if it runs into trouble.

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The case for buying gold
Analyst estimates for gold prices suggest solid gains in 2013.

These RESPs can bite
Warning: Group registered education savings plan, also called group scholarship plans, are loaded with fees and conditions. Read all it about it in this blog post.

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