The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
Danger: Falling house prices
The latest reading on house prices has prompted speculation that the residential real market could finally be cooling after a long rally. Here are some suggestions for both buyers and sellers on how to survive falling house prices.
The case for gold
Veteran investing strategist Don Coxe explains in this interview why gold makes sense as an investment right now. “It seems to me that investing in gold makes much more sense than holding on to a lot of idle cash,” he says. Also, he suggests owning gold stocks over gold bullion.
Give yourself some credit
The federal Financial Consumer Agency of Canada has created this online guide to understanding credit reports and credit ratings.
Costs by degree
Average tuition costs for post-secondary degrees in various professions.