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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.

What Downton Abbey teaches us about investing
Diversify – that's the lesson taught by the Crawley's family big investment in a railroad that went bankrupt.

Low income, no house
The Canadian Mortgage Trends blog looks at how much of a mortgage someone earning the minimum wage would qualify for, and what's available in the housing market at that price level. The short answer: Not much.

I fought the law and won
Tips on beating a parking ticket from a blogger who did just that.

Tips for wheeling and dealing
Consumer Reports offers these 10 steps to getting the best possible deal on a car.

More money
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