The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
Retirement: what’s the hurry?
An actuary explains why a retirement age of 66 would take the edge off for people who haven’t saved as much as they should for retirement. A readable and smart analysis.
Driving in Ontari-ouch
Ontario’s car insurance premiums are the most expensive in Canada, but you won’t believe by how much.
The do-gooders list
Maclean’s has published its fourth annual list of the 50 most socially responsible companies. Some in the investment world believe there’s a correlation between social responsibility and long-term stock performance.
So what if I’m overpaid?
People who are rich enough to buy things like a sports team or expensive art aren’t necessarily shrewd investors. In fact, a study has found that people make worse decisions about the investments they’re passionate about than with plain old stocks and bonds.