The best of the Web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
Eat It Or Chuck It: The Lowdown On Expired Food
Forbes magazine looks at what happens to food at supermarkets that spoils or hits its due date. Note that foods can be safe to eat long after the due date arrives.
Use this website to find out how long various foods stay safe and tasty.
This five-minute video tells the story of a guy who gets most of this family’s food from a local grocery store dumpster. Watch him whip up a dumpster-licious breakfast of French toast and bananas.
2012 Outlook: Maybe 2011 Wasn’t So Bad
Some investing themes for 2012, from the point of view of economist Gary Shilling, who sees a U.S. recession ahead. Read down to point number 19 for some sobering thoughts on commodities and, by extension, the Canadian stock market.
More of Shilling’s thoughts on the tough years ahead.
A handy guide to investment returns for major stock and bond indexes in 2011.
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