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Carrick on money: These U.S. housing markets are drawing Canadians

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These U.S. housing markets are drawing Canadians
According to this blog post, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Detroit and Florida in general are big.

Why you should worry about longer car loans
Car loans are increasingly being stretched out over six to eight years. This makes the monthly payments more affordable, but it also means that you could owe more after five years than your car is worth.

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This primer on borrowing to invest is published by the Investment Industry Association of Canada
IIROC also published the guidance for the investment industry on borrowing to invest.

Here's a recent column I wrote on how borrowing to invest, while generally an iffy strategy, could make sense if the stock markets correct.

Five money bloggers you should follow
This list was put together by a contributor to Chatelaine magazine.

More money
Join the 45,000+ people who subscribe to my Facebook personal finance community for talk about investing, retirement, real estate, banking and other financial matters.

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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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