The best of the Web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
Five more ways kids will cost you
From braces to summer camp - five things parents need to budget for, not including college or university.
The skies don't get much friendlier
Flat beds, duvets and champagne: For $15,000 to $30,000, you can fly ultra-first class and have your own private cabin.
Those supposed charity bins
About that used clothing you think you’re donating to charity by depositing it in a charity bin: Some of it’s being sold overseas for big bucks by private businesses.
Headwinds for the banks
Slower growth and higher loan losses is the outlook for Canadian banks, according to this analysis by the independent firm Morningstar. Part of what I take from this is that bank customers should prepare themselves for higher fees in a variety of products and services.
Personal Finance on Facebook
Would you rent out your own home while you move to cheap rental accommodations? That’s the scheme one couple is considering to get the mortgage paid down sooner. Check out the mostly skeptical responses from members of my Facebook personal finance community.
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