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Carrick on money: Young, broke and unable to afford a home

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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.

Young, broke and unable to afford a home
This analysis looks at how the problems young adults are having in today's economy might affect the housing industry in the United States. It's a great question to consider for Canada as well, given how important housing-related activity is to our economy.

For your amusement: A $3.25-million home modelled after the one The Flintstones lived in.

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How to avoid account-transfer hell
I've had a few complaints lately from readers about delays in having their account transferred from one brokerage firm to another. Here's a useful guide to making the transfer as painless as possible.

Boom, bust. Repeat, yawn
Some perspective on the big decline in emerging market stock indexes in recent months. Bottom line: The decline is normal and nothing to stop you from investing in emerging markets.

High yield bonds hang in
High yield bonds did surprisingly well last year while government bonds were down. Here's why.

Money matters
Join the 35,000+ 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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