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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.

Pay To Watch Movies? You Must Be Kidding

A list of websites where you can watch movies at no cost. All are legal, according to this blog post.

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Housing Bubble Denial

The Dr. Housing Bubble blog wrote about Canada's housing market recently and some of the comments received back from readers were dismissive. Here, the good doctor takes another shot at documenting how prices have moved too high in our housing market, and in other parts of the world.

Five reasons why the housing market in Canada won't crash.



Hope You Like 5 Per Cent Returns

This blog post appears on a website for pension fund managers and other institutional investors, so it's a bit on the technical side. But its message is clear enough, and it's one investors should pay attention to. Looking ahead 10 years, a return of 5 per cent before inflation is what we can expect for a balanced portfolio of stocks and bonds.



Personal Finance on Facebook

Subscribe to my Facebook page to hear what people are saying on issues like the government's intention to reform Old Age Security.

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