The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
True confessions of a money hoarder
A blogger talks about how she beat her addiction to stashing all available money in a savings account. OK, not the worst financial habit to have.
The student debt horror show
This eight-minute scary film dramatizes the plight of young adults struggling to pay off their student loans. A writer for The Atlantic wasn’t much impressed, but I liked it.
How fees eat your retirement savings
Here’s an infographic that shows how investing fees undermine the returns you get from mutual funds. This is a U.S. example, so 401(k) plans are referred to instead of RRSPs. However, the general concept is the same. Fees erode returns.
Unleash your inner predator
That’s one of six tips presented here for buying a home in the weakening but still massively expensive Vancouver market.