The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
Now’s not the time to gamble on mortgage rates
If you’re buying a house or renewing a mortgage, the Canadian Mortgage Trends blog suggests you grab a 45- to 120-day rate hold. You might get a lower rate if you wait until you’re within 30 days of closing, but then you run the risk of having mortgage rates increase on you.
Where milk costs $10 a jug
A blogger imagines what everyday items would cost if they increased in price by the same amount as university tuitions have risen since 1990.
10 free things to be grateful for
This list is surprisingly un-cringeworthy.
The case against annuities
Skeptical about putting your retirement savings into an annuity, which pays a set stream of income for life? Many people are and, as this article shows, they may be justified.