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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.

Buy And Hold Never Gets Old

John Bogle, founder of the U.S. index fund giant Vanguard, defends diversification and the buy and hold approach to investing against a growing number of critics. Bogle is challenged in this video interview, but he makes his case well.

Family Finances And The U.S. Debt

The massive the U.S. government debt is illustrated here in the same terms a family might use to chart its income and expenses. Very scary.

Condo Buying Tips

Some things to look out for when buying a condo, including the status certificate. That’s a document spelling out things like monthly expenses and the condo’s reserve fund (important because it has a bearing on future costs for building upkeep).

Max Your Miles

Tips on getting the most from your travel reward points from THE expert on the topic, Patrick Sojka of the Rewards Canada blog.

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