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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.

An investing pro worries about housing Tom Bradley, president of Steadyhand Investment Funds, writes in this blog post about the growing number of indicators suggesting that housing prices are vulnerable to a downturn.

Secrets of the supermarket 25 fun facts about the groceries that people buy. One is that the Quaker Oats guy is named Larry.

For people who live in the Toronto area: Here's a website that tells you about sales and specials at several of the biggest supermarket chains. Saves the trouble of reading through all those newspaper inserts to plan your grocery buying.

The lowdown on pension income splitting The Retire Happy blog offers some examples of how couples can benefit from pension income splitting, a strategy that can help seniors reduce the amount of taxes they owe.

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