March 6 roundup

On Canadians growing wary about U.S. real estate, a $17M settlement for Earl Jones’ victims and a new list of hot personal finance books.

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by MoneySense staff
March 6th, 2012

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•Canadians are growing wary of buying U.S. properties, according to a new poll. The Bank of Montreal found fewer respondents would consider buying a home south of the border despite the lofty loonie and bargain-basement prices.

•RBC and victims of fraudster Earl Jones have reached a $17-million out-of-court settlement. Much of the $50 million lost by Jones was held at a Montreal RBC. Victims accused the bank of not taking proper precautions; allegations RBC has denied.

•Looking for a new personal finance book? The Globe’s Rob Carrick top picks include “We Wish Like Hell We Had Never Bought” a book for young adults about the pitfalls of homeownership.

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