The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
Dear debt – it's over between you and me
A financial blogger ends a dead-end relationship with debt by saying she's moving on.
A list of the cheapest cars available today. The prices are for the U.S. market, but you still get an indication of where the bargains are at Canadian dealerships.
A look at the pros and cons for buying new and used cars.
Gen Y and the Globe and Mail
Here's a video in which the Globe is flippantly criticized for "hating" young people, specifically the group of late teens and 20-somethings who make up Generation Y.
It's a conclusion based on a few random headlines and not a serious look at the breadth of coverage we have given to the challenges faced by young adults. Some examples drawn from the past year or so:
1.) The Who Had It Worse Time Machine: An online tool showing how the economic well being of young adults has steadily worsened in recent years.
2.) Generation Nixed: A comprehensive look at why young people are struggling to find their footing in today's economy.
3.) An audio slideshow in which young adults explain the challenges they face
4.) A 30-year-old job seeker speaks out
5.) How the world economy will pay for youth joblessness
6.) Spare a thought for unemployed and underemployed youth
7.) Almost one million young Canadians not in school and without a job
8.) The tribulations of being a Gen Y renter