The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
Who had the lobster?
You're out for dinner with friends and you're splitting the bill. In a perfect world, this is how you'd figure out who pays what.
I'm just looking
Introducing a new shopping term: Showrooming, which is when people visit stores to view an item and then buy it online. It's an example of the challenges that bricks-and-mortar retail chains face as people change their shopping habits. Read here about how stores are fighting back by offering more personalized service and luxury items.
No gloom, less doom
Refreshing: Four financial predictions for 2013, all or them more or less positive.
The bright side of spending
The author of this blog post uses the work of singer David Bowie to show how spending money brings us a benefit described as "consumption capital," a fancy term for positive memories and skills that add value to our lives.
The best of Globe Investor
Globe Investor is highlighting some of the best features of our website with a feature called Globe Investor Tips.