Personal Finance Reader

Carrick's Reader: You're not just marrying me, you're marrying my money

The Globe and Mail

Couple at drive up wedding chapel (Jupiterimages/(c) Jupiterimages)

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



You’re not just marrying me, you’re marrying my money

A guide for couples on managing their money together. This information was put together by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, a federal agency unaffiliated with any sellers of financial products.

Story continues below ad

A master class in managing your spending like the chief financial officer of a corporation.



Mondo condo

The condo building boom in Toronto, at least, suggests lots of people are game for high-rise living as opposed to owning a house. Here’s a detailed guide to the pros and cons of condo living. Think you’ll avoid home maintenance costs in a condo? Two big cons listee here are condo fees and special assessments.

How much car can you afford?

Guidelines on deciding how expensive a car you’re in a position to buy. I’m a car guy myself, but my take is that you’ll be happier in the long run if you settle for a cheaper vehicle and don’t stretch to buy something pricey.



Britannia Sinks

Some thoughts on the demise of the printed edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, retail price $1,395 (U.S.), after 244 years. The other day, I actually had to explain what an encyclopedia was to my two teenage boys. They nodded and went back to using Wikipedia.



More money

Join the 10,000+ 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.



Follow us on Twitter: @globemoney

Editor's note: If you don't receive Rob Carrick's newsletter twice weekly by email, you can sign up to get it for free at The Globe and Mail. All you need to do is register for the site, or if you've already registered, log in and go to your profile at the top of the homepage. Once you're in your profile, look under Newsletters and Alerts and look for the Personal Finance Reader and other newsletters. Other financial newsletters include: Business Ticker, a summary of the day's top business stories; Berman's Market Update, a summary of the markets at the open, noon and close; and All-Star Investors, a monthly collection of articles exploring an investing trend or theme.