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Bank blow-up ahead?
A U.S.-based analyst says the risk to Canadian banks from a housing market decline is worse than many people think.

Now read this money manager's take on why Canadian banks are not at as risky as some say.

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Nervous about buying into a housing market where prices could fall? A Calgary mortgage broker has developed an insurance plan that pays you cash if your house is worth less than you paid a year after buying.

Aging boomers vs. the housing market
A look at the arguments both for and against the idea that an aging baby boom generation will be bad for the housing market.

Pity the renter
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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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