The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
How I failed at buying rental property
Financial planner Jeff Rose talks about his mistaken belief that he could become a real estate investor. What got him going was some DVDs and audio training CDs from a guy who shows people how to make money in real estate, with no money down.
All I want for Christmas is some cold, hard cash
An economist makes the case for giving cash, not presents.
Children are darned expensive
A reality check on marriage and raising kids from a psychology professor. Kids, she says, are "cute in the abstract." In reality, they're time consuming and expensive.
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