The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
A new theory of overspending – blame the parents
Recent research suggests that compulsive shopping may result from a difficult childhood where, for example, the parents may have divorced.
Waiter, there's a fly in my soup
How to complain in a restaurant so that your concerns are taken seriously.
Plays well with others
The New York Post reports on parents hiring "play-date consultants" to help their kids better socialize with their peers and thereby improve their chances of being accepted to an elite private school. Seriously.
A career in coffee
This CBC report about an attempt to unionize coffee shop workers in Halifax highlights how more young adults are working in this field because they can't find work in their chosen careers.