Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Carrick on money: How much house can you carry?

Business man holding house on his back

Ilka-Erika Szasz-Fabian/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.

How much house do you really need?

A blogger argues the case that smaller is better. A smart piece of advice here says you should only pay for space you're going to use every day.

Story continues below advertisement

Mistakes, I've made a few

A financial blogger lists three money mistakes he's made over the years.

The worst of Wall Street

Financial innovations that blew up, including the credit-default swaps that helped bring us the global financial crisis.

For those starting small

Tips on how to minimize fees and commissions when investing small amounts of money every month.

More money

Story continues below advertisement

Join the over 31,000 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

Comments

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 privacy@globeandmail.com.