The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
Stuff you don't need to buy
Good news, parents. A teacher says these 10 items aren't necessary.
What's your back-to-school budget?
A survey finds parents expect to spend $300 per child on average on back-to-school items.
A money guide for students and parents
The back-to-school money savings guide from LowestRates.ca includes sections on scholarships and bursaries, the cost of university and college residence, transportation, food and budgeting.
The "putrid, life-sucking student debt"
A blogger writes about how her husband had to turn down a good job opportunity because of student debt. The job pays less than his current job, so he wouldn't be able to make as much headway getting the loan paid off.
Why students need tenants insurance
It's to cover damage done to someone else's property as well as the student's own belongings. You may find your children are covered by your home policy while renting or living in residence.
Plunging into the job market
Students of Seneca College in Toronto take to the streets to make a pitch for a job.