The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
The story of how gold went cold
A look at how the big plunge in gold prices since last fall has affected people from Ghana, in Africa, to Vancouver. “We’re holding trash bags,” says a man who with his wife put about half his retirement savings into gold and silver a few years back.
Planning for a good death
Retirement planning offers an opportunity to think not only about your finances, but how you want to live in your senior years – and die. This article from Time looks at how baby boomers are expected to want a say in how they die, perhaps forgoing treatments that extend life through a painful, lingering illness.
The world explained in 40 maps
This map series compares the countries of the world using a variety of economic and social measures. Canada scores well on all counts.
Attention, bargain hunters
A look at the highlights of Toronto’s newest and biggest outlet mall.