The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
God’s fraud squad to the rescue
CA Magazine explains all about "affinity fraud," where members of a particular group, say a church congregation, are lured into a financial scam. The problem is such that the B.C. Securities Commission has supported an initiative called God’s Fraud Squad to help spread the word about this problem.
How to take an affordable vacation
This infographic on how to save money on your summer vacation was put together by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada.
Labour-sponsored train wreck
The history of labour-sponsored investment funds is covered here. The phrase unmitigated disaster is used.
Money lessons for kids
Visa Canada has created an online game called Money Metropolis to help kids aged 7 to 12 learn about saving and handling money.
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