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Carrick on money: Financial planning for singletons

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

Financial planning for singletons
A two-part look at the differences – and, let's be honest – disadvantages that single people face in financial planning. Here's Part One and here's Part Two.

Frugal family fun
Tips for summer family vacations that won't put you in debt.

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What I learned about money
The New York Times highlights four student college-application essays on the topic of money. There's some moving and genuine stuff here about families facing tough times and persevering.

The biggest boomer retirement issue
According to this essay, it's the question of who will buy the business built over the past decades by members of the baby boom generation.

More money
Join the 45,000+ people who subscribe to my Facebook personal finance community for talk about investing, retirement, real estate, banking and other financial matters.

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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


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