The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
Should your salary be a state secret?
"Personally," the accountant behind the Blunt Bean Counter blog says, "I see few if any circumstances that would ever merit discussing your salary with your friends."
Gatsby not so great with money
The new film version of The Great Gatsby has re-awakened interest in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, which is the subject of this amusing look at the main character's profligate spending habits.
Living paycheque to paycheque
This data collected by a big U.S. food and drink company suggests a lot of people have moved from a pattern of buying goods on a regular basis to only buying after they've been paid. In other words, living hand to mouth.
You get the same sense of people worrying about money and struggling to get by in this report on how fast food companies here in Canada are reporting lower sales.
How to find the cheapest ETFs
Check this out if you buy exchange-traded funds listed on U.S. exchanges. It's a tool that shows you the lowest-fee fund in each category.