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 people's investing choice? It's houses
A Washington Post columnist marvels at how Americans continue to think that houses are the best long-term investment, even after a massive housing market crash.
The middle class is trapped in a vice of debt
That's the argument in a new book reviewed here by the New Yorker.
Affordable and gorgeous
Tips for Canadians on how to save money when buying gift baskets.
Is my pension like a bond?
You can afford to take some risks in the stock market if you have a defined benefit pension, but should you? A DB plan is where you get a set monthly payment for life based on your years of service and salary.