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 real cost of owning a house
Beyond the mortgage: A list of six home ownership costs that may be overlooked by first-time buyers.
A student's life
Meet Larry, a Royal Bank of Canada executive who goes back to school in a series of videos that amusingly highlight the challenges of living on a student budget.
If not bonds, then what?
Abandoning bonds because you're afraid of higher interest rates? Remember the serious risks involved in virtually all bond alternatives.
Estate planning mistakes to avoid
Having an outdated will and ignoring tax implications are two of the mistakes listed here.