The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
The incredible shrinking first-time home buyer
Data presented here shows how first-time buyers represent a declining percentage of the housing market. An interesting read for those who think house prices can keep rising.
Rate outlook favours variable rate mortgages
A mortgage broker with a banking background asks if the next move by the Bank of Canada could be to lower, not increase, interest rates. If you've got a variable-rate mortgage, you have to read this.
An investor's guide to dividendETFs
A survey of TSX-listed exchange-traded funds that hold dividend stocks.
About your insurance situation...
Term insurance is the right choice for most people, this article from the Wall Street Journal's SmartMoney website says.