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Carrick on money: It’s the financial industry’s world

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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.

More money
Join the 18,000+ 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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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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