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Carrick on money: The people’s investing choice? It’s houses Add to ...

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

The people’s investing choice? It’s houses
A Washington Post columnist marvels at how Americans continue to think that houses are the best long-term investment, even after a massive housing market crash.

The middle class is trapped in a vice of debt
That’s the argument in a new book reviewed here by the New Yorker.

Affordable and gorgeous
Tips for Canadians on how to save money when buying gift baskets.

Is my pension like a bond?
You can afford to take some risks in the stock market if you have a defined benefit pension, but should you? A DB plan is where you get a set monthly payment for life based on your years of service and salary.

More money
Join the 36,000+ 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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