The best of the Web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
On Strike For Lower Housing Prices
A tax-reform group in Australia came up with an interesting idea to fight soaring house prices - encourage people to go on a home-buying strike. It didn't work, in large part because many people don't actually want house prices to decline.
They're Hip To Our Tricks
Five negotiating strategies for buying cars and other stuff that don't impress sales people as much as we might think.
Hot Coffee, Cold Calculations
A look back what transpired in a multi-million dollar lawsuit that a 79-year-old woman launched against McDonald's after she was burned by the fast food chain's takeout coffee. Bet you don't know the real story.
They Don't Want Your Junk
Charities like the Salvation Army are always in the market for used stuff they can sell to raise money, but they're not a disposal service for the junk in your basement. In fact, junk dumped at Salvation Army donation centres has cost the charity big bucks in disposal fees.
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