The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
Four bogus excuses for not investing
An article written by a guy who didn't start investing until he was in his 50s and now realizes his excuses don't hold up.
"Prom is the new wedding"
A U.S.-focused look at how much money parents are spending for their kids to attend their high school prom.
Poor man's gold
That's why they call silver, which is the subject of this fascinating blog post about two Texas brothers who tried and failed to corner the silver market more than 30 years ago. Silver prices rose to $50 (U.S.) per ounce as a result of their actions, then plunged. Today, silver trades in the $24 range.