The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
You’re not just marrying me, you’re marrying my money
A guide for couples on managing their money together. This information was put together by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, a federal agency unaffiliated with any sellers of financial products.
A master class in managing your spending like the chief financial officer of a corporation.
The condo building boom in Toronto, at least, suggests lots of people are game for high-rise living as opposed to owning a house. Here’s a detailed guide to the pros and cons of condo living. Think you’ll avoid home maintenance costs in a condo? Two big cons listee here are condo fees and special assessments.
How much car can you afford?
Guidelines on deciding how expensive a car you’re in a position to buy. I’m a car guy myself, but my take is that you’ll be happier in the long run if you settle for a cheaper vehicle and don’t stretch to buy something pricey.
Some thoughts on the demise of the printed edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, retail price $1,395 (U.S.), after 244 years. The other day, I actually had to explain what an encyclopedia was to my two teenage boys. They nodded and went back to using Wikipedia.
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