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The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.

Confessions of a grown up spoiled child
He thinks he had too much stuff growing up and wants his daughter to better learn the value of a dollar.

Respect the renter
The home ownership rate in Canada is at a high of close to 70 per cent, while in the United States it has fallen back to where it was 50 years ago at around 63 per cent.

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Here's a teaser for Ottawa magazine's latest issue, which compares buying and renting in Canada's capital. A more thoughtful and respectful treatment of renting than you typically see.

Risk – your best friend and worst enemy
Some useful thoughts on risk at a time when the risk level in stocks has been in the news.

Ban daily stock market reports
The argument made here is that most stock market moves are random and trying to explain them on a daily basis may just confuse people.

More money
Join the people who are part of my Facebook personal finance community for talk about investing, retirement, real estate, banking and other financial matters. I'm also on Twitter.

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