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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.

Should you help your kids buy a house?
Here are a mortgage brokerage firm's thoughts on this question and here's my take.

The 2.99 per cent mortgage is back
Competition among a few smaller lenders has driven rates below the 3 per cent threshold for five-year fixed rate mortgages.

Top personal finance blogs
Vote here for your favourite personal finance blog, or check out the contenders to see if there are any you should follow.

Explaining gold prices
Mystified by gold? It says here that all you have to do to understand gold prices is track the real yield – that's after inflation – of 10-year U.S. Treasury bonds.

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