The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
How did Canada’s middle class get so rich?
An American take on how Canada passed the United States on a list of big countries with the wealthiest middle class.
A history of Canada’s housing bubble fears
This interactive timeline tracks some of the many predictions made about Canada’s housing market since 2009, including repeated forecasts for price declines that have so far not materialized.
Repair or replace: A case study
The Squawkfox blog uses a pair of funky blue boots with a broken sole to develop a general rule of when to replace items and when to have them repaired.
Warren Buffet comes back down to earth
One of the greatest investing minds of this generation has an outstanding long-term record. This New York times article says the short term hasn’t been quite so good, though.