The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
Ten signs you're retirement ready
Number one is that your mortgage is paid off. Please tell me you don't plan to retire with a mortgage.
Tax scammers using IRS threat
CBC reports on a phone scam in which people receive a recorded message saying there is a notice against them with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service for tax fraud and tax evasion.
Move over, dividend aristocrats
This dividend blogger claims to have a better set of rules for picking dividend stocks than the ones used for the S&P/TSX Canadian dividend aristocrats index.
Smart thinking on investment advice
A blogger suggests this intriguing pairing – a fee-only financial planner to build a big-picture financial plan, and a robo-adviser to handle your actual investing. I like it.
Tales from Toronto's condo market
There's talk in Toronto real estate circles that agents may soon hire drivers to shuttle them and clients around town to look at downtown condo properties, as they do in New York. It's a sign that traffic in the city of Toronto is abysmally bad. It's also a sign of high times in the city's real estate market.