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Tim Fraser

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

Toronto Real Estate - Feel The Euphoria An update of what's happening in a few major housing markets by Ben Rabidoux of The Economic Analyst blog. Calgary's so-so, Vancouver's looking a bit squishy and Toronto's robust. For now, anyway.

Frugal Cuz I Wanna Be Frugality is not all about joyless self-denial. "My personal mantra is 'I save where I can so I can spend where I want," the Frugal Cool blogger writes here.

Bond ETF Basics This blog post illustrates the risk of holding bond ETFs (exchange-traded funds) in a non-registered account. After taxes, it's possible to lose money on these investments.

Need Tax Help? Here's a smart phone app that offers a searchable database of certified general accountants. It's provided by the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada, which oversees the CGA designation.

More Money Join the 10,000+ 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.

By the way, I'm also on Twitter.

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