Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Carrick on money: Why your neighbours have more money than you

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

Why your neighbours have more money than you
The explanation could their be liberal use of credit cards, it could be their skill in finding deals or it it could be five other reasons listed here.

Obama, Romney and the markets
The widely respected U.S. money manager Bill Gross says neither U.S. presidential candidate offers much advantage to the markets.

Story continues below advertisement

My family is my bank
A New York Times story about a family where members contribute to a savings fund that future generations can tap to help pay for college or university. An impressively simple way for families to help each other solve financial challenges.

Tax relief for the sick
Tax breaks may be available if you have a parent who falls ill and needs special medical care.

More money
Join the 17,000+ 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.

Report an error Editorial code of conduct Licensing Options
As of December 20, 2017, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles as we switch to a new provider. We are behind schedule, but we are still working hard to bring you a new commenting system as soon as possible. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to