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Carrick on money: Take that, expensive housing market

The tiny portable $30,000 (U.S.) house.

Courtesy of Alek Lisefski

The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.

Take that, expensive housing market
Check out Alek Lisefski's portable $30,000 (U.S.) house. Tiny, but cute and very functional.

Bathroom confidential
Thoughts on the optimum use of an item we all purchase – toilet paper.

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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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