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When the housing market tanks 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.





When The Housing Market Tanks

An American personal finance blogger reports on what it's like to sell your house and take a $50,000 loss. Could that happen here? I recall losses in that zone in Toronto about 20 years ago.



Bugged About Drugs

A highly effective diatribe aimed at persuading people that generic drugs are just as good as name brands, only cheaper.



Some TLC For GICs

Why are GICs a good substitute for bonds? This post by the Balance Junkie blog argues that GICs can offer higher rates in many cases, and they won't fall in price as interest rates rise.





The Rundown on Renting

The potentially nasty tax implications of renting out your home.













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