The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
Are Canadians terrible tippers?
A blogger writes about how he dined at a Rhode Island restaurant with American friends not too long ago and found his idea of a fair tip was way below what local custom called for.
How women can fight car repair ripoffs
A study shows car repair shops consistently quote higher prices to women than they do to men. Here’s a strategy for turning the tables.
Ignoring the dreaded “check engine” light
Here’s a list of maintenance mistakes people make when trying to keep an old car running as long as possible. Ignoring the check engine light is one of them.
Top used cars for teens
Consumer Reports suggests these cars for inexperienced drivers because they score well in safety, reliability, and ease of use.