Skip to main content
money matters

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

Eight retirement issues than can wreck your marriage
Where to live, whether to work, money for the kids – these are all issues that couples should discuss ahead of retirement.

Furnishing your house with junk
How to turn junk – bottle caps, toilet paper tubes, pop bottles, old bikes – into cool and useful stuff for your home. Check out the couch made from an old bathtub.

The latest in bizarre spending trends
An unexpected challenge for financial advisers – clients spending big money on "sugar dating," where older men date younger women and help them pay expenses.

Beware the entitlement effect
That's where you think that your success in other areas of your life entitles you to great investment returns. Bernie Madoff exploited the entitlement effect brilliantly.

More money
Join the 35,000+ people who subscribe to my Facebook personal finance community for talk about investing, retirement, real estate, banking and other financial matters. I'm also on Twitter.