The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
The bad investment hall of fame
Eight companies that proved to be historically bad investments. Quite a few of them were dotcom disasters from the tech boom that more than a decade ago.
Tax the hipsters!
They’re annoying, so why not tax them? That’s the question discussed in this whimsical blog post.
What’s a hipster, you ask?
Click here for a definition from the Urban Dictionary.
Enjoy your stay in hotel hell
Here’s a fun read – 10 secrets of the hotel industry, as told by a guy who worked his way up from valet to front desk staff in New York City. A couple of these will be of interest to people booking hotel bargains online…“book on a discount site, get a discount experience.”
How the Internet destroyed the middle class
A new book called Who Owns The Future looks at how technology, especially the internet, has eroded the employment and job stability that were the foundation of the middle class.