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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.

Mortgage shopping? Go five-year fixed
A mortgage broker with a banking background sizes up the current economic environment and concludes that a five-year fixed rate mortgage is a better choice for most buyers and people renewing mortgages.

Investors, your risk antennae should be up
John Mauldin is one of those financial commentators who uses the word bubble a lot in describing today's market conditions. Here, he makes his case about the risks out there right now.

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Ten myths about your credit history
Here's one myth – paying your credit card bill in full every month does NOT automatically give you an very extremely high score.

A financial plan may not be enough
There are actually three types of planning you need for your money, this blog post says.

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