The best of the Web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
Need An Adviser? Train A Monkey
Behavioural economist Dan Ariely says well trained monkeys could do the same job as financial advisers. I'm as critical as anyone of advisers, but I think Ariely's take underplays the full range of help advisers can provide to clients. Of course, advisers themselves need to take some blame for being criticized here. Too many of them mainly sell mutual funds.
The Year Ahead In Money
Ten financial resolutions for 2012. Some basic stuff here, but I bet there's at least a few things you could be doing that you're not already.
Fortune's choices for the 10 best stocks to own in the year ahead. Apple, Intel plus some industrial names like Caterpillar.
Tracking Your Spending
The Golden Girl Finance website offers this nifty online budgeting tool. It's one of the most comprehensive and easy to use that I've seen.
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