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Carrick on money: What buying a home taught me

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

What buying a home taught me
A financial adviser writes about the lessons she learned in buying her first house, and from her early days as a home owner.

Help for homebuyers
The federal Financial Consumer Agency of Canada and the Canadian Real Estate Association have teamed up to provide this guide for first-time home buyers. After you read it, check out my take on how to see if a home purchase is affordable.

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Gifts they'll love
A pro-and-con look at the various tablet options, including the Apple lineup and competitors.

Gifts they'll hate
The airplane cat house and nine other lame gifts.

More money
Join the 33,000+ people who subscribe to my Facebook personal finance community for talk about investing, retirement, real estate, banking and other financial matters. I'm also on Twitter.

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