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 Economics of Getting Married
Would you like fries with that wedding reception? In Hong Kong, McDonald's offers a wedding package that includes a corsage for the bride and McDonaldland character gifts for 50 guests. Maybe if enough couples demand it, they'll introduce this low-cost option here.
The Economics of Sex
A cost-benefit analysis of the various birth control options available from the Youngandthrifty.ca blog.
Looking Out For Number One
The investor advisory panel of the Ontario Securities Commission has called for regulators to impose a fiduciary duty on advisers - in other words, to require advisers to put client interests above all. No, I can't believe advisers aren't already required to do this, either.
Here's a column I wrote recently on how to find advisers who already work to a fiduciary standard.
Best of the Blogs
Globe journalists (myself included) and outside bloggers have teamed up to create lists of top money blogs. Now, we want you to vote on which of our picks you like best. In a week, we'll publish your choices for the best of the blogs.
Related contentClick here for an overview of 2011's Best of the Blogs nominees
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