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 Staying Single Savings Plan
A 20-something blogs on why she can’t afford to have a boyfriend as she gets her finances in order. “When I have a boyfriend, I’m that much more likely to overindulge,” she writes. “Having a partner in crime makes going to the movies and trying new restaurants that much more accessible.” This is smart stuff because it looks at the behaviour that gets us to spend.
Getting Old While You Wait On Hold
Oh my god, please bring this to Canada – an app for iPhones and Android mobile phones that instantly connects you to companies, with no waiting on hold.
A list of year-end tax tips from Jamie Golombeck, managing director of tax and estate planning with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
Best Of The Year
Time’s year-end best lists are out and a couple of them touch on personal finance and investing. Here’s a list of top things that kids should know about money at various ages, and here’s a list of the top 25 financial blogs.
Here’s the master list of Time’s top picks in the arts, news and more.
Check out what people are saying on my Facebook personal finance page about extended warranties sold with electronics and appliances. Lots of people think they’re a waste of money, but some have really benefited from having them.
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