Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Carrick on money: Confessions of a money hoarder

canadian money

Feng Yu/Getty Images/iStockphoto

The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.

True confessions of a money hoarder
A blogger talks about how she beat her addiction to stashing all available money in a savings account. OK, not the worst financial habit to have.

The student debt horror show
This eight-minute scary film dramatizes the plight of young adults struggling to pay off their student loans. A writer for The Atlantic wasn't much impressed, but I liked it.

Story continues below advertisement

How fees eat your retirement savings
Here's an infographic that shows how investing fees undermine the returns you get from mutual funds. This is a U.S. example, so 401(k) plans are referred to instead of RRSPs. However, the general concept is the same. Fees erode returns.

Unleash your inner predator
That's one of six tips presented here for buying a home in the weakening but still massively expensive Vancouver market.

More money
Join the 28,000+ people who subscribe to my Facebook personal finance community for talk about investing, retirement, real estate, banking and other financial matters. I'm also on Twitter .

Report an error Licensing Options
About the Author
Personal Finance Columnist

Rob Carrick has been writing about personal finance, business and economics for close to 20 years. He joined The Globe and Mail in late 1996 as an investment reporter and has been personal finance columnist since November 1998.Rob's personal finance columns appear in The Globe on Tuesday and Thursday, and his Portfolio Strategy column for investors appears on Saturday. More


The Globe invites you to share your views. Please stay on topic and be respectful to everyone. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.

We’ve made some technical updates to our commenting software. If you are experiencing any issues posting comments, simply log out and log back in.

Discussion loading… ✨

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Thank you!

You are now subscribed to the newsletter at

You can unsubscribe from this newsletter or Globe promotions at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of the newsletter, or by emailing us at