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Carrick on money: What you need to know about condo fees

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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 you need to know about condo fees
How to tell if the maintenance fees on a condo are set at a realistic level, or if you're being low-balled.

When's a good time to buy a house?
This online tool is designed to help first-time home buyers figure on when to buy, and how to save up for a downpayment.

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Barking mad
The CBC TV show Marketplace is investigating the cost of taking your pet to a veterinarian. Click here to find out how you can help build a database of how costs compare across the country.

How to get your teens thinking about money
The non-profit Investor Education Fund has introduced an interactive teaching tool called Dollar Decision$. The idea is to teach them about real life financial decision making through real-life situations like buying a laptop computer or for a postsecondary education.

More help with talking to teens about money. I like the idea of explaining how spending is often driven by emotion.

More money
Join the 31,000+ 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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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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