The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
Investing in your kid’s hockey career
This blog posts argues that parents are deluding themselves if they think all the money they pay so their kids can play hockey will pay off some day in the form of a hockey scholarship.
Mind the penalties
Here’s a reminder when arranging a new mortgage to consider the pre-payment penalties. It says here that some lenders are friendlier than others in this area.
No change for the tip jar?
Not a problem with the introduction of Dipjar, a tip jar that accepts credit cards.
The right price for wine
There’s evidence that people can’t taste the difference between expensive and cheap wine, which raises the question of how much to spend on a bottle.