Rob Carrick rounds up the best in personal finance reading on the Web.
Renovations you’ll regret
You might think wall-to-wall carpet, fancy wallpaper or a sauna are dandy additions to your home, but chances are good that prospective buyers won’t. Here’s a list of the renovations least likely to add value to your home. This website might help you get started on the right track for home renos. It’s called Houzz and it offers tens of thousands of photos of state of the art bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms and more.
Saying sayonara to the stock market
Here are 10 reasons why individual investors are getting out of the stock market. This article talks about U.S. investors, but the trend is certainly in play here in Canada as well.
The cost of smoking and drinking
This infographic from the online insurance quote website looks at factors that will affect your ability to get life insurance at a decent cost.
No housing bubble here
Vancouver’s condo king talks about the city’s real estate market and makes his case that there’s no housing bubble.