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Why it’s not your fault it’s so hard to understand investing

In the News   |   July 6, 2018

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If investment-industry websites were books, the reviews would be brutal. “The problem with the copy that we’re reading and analyzing is that it is turgid, dense and complex,” said Fergal McGovern, chief executive of VisibleThread,... read more

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Why some homeowners will pay more than expected to renew their mortgage

In the News   |   July 4, 2018

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New accounting rules adopted by the banks mean they’re paying closer attention than ever before to your financial situation and your home’s value when you renew a mortgage. Mortgage renewals used to be utterly routine... read more

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Gen X, Y and Z parents: Don’t make this boomer money mistake with your kids

In the News   |   June 27, 2018

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The best financial support that parents can offer their children is a fully paid university or college education, not a house down payment. This needs to be said following the recent release of some research by Royal... read more

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Canada’s household debt burden falls to two-year low

In the News   |   June 15, 2018

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Canada’s household debt load took a notable step back from near-record levels in the first quarter of the year, as the trifecta of tougher mortgage rules, rising interest rates and accelerating incomes delivered a dose... read more

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Haunted by housing: Millennials let rip about their home ownership frustrations

In the News   |   June 13, 2018

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Although house prices have soared in many places, we still to a large extent tell ourselves that home ownership is doable if you save hard and have a decent job. It’s kind of a lie... read more

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Parents can financially suffocate their kids by helping them buy houses

In the News   |   June 7, 2018

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Today’s big test of parental devotion is the gift of money for a house down payment. Talk to financial planners and advisers these days and you’re almost certain to hear about their experiences with parents... read more

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How to protect yourself when your bank’s online security fails

In the News   |   May 31, 2018

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Lost money is the least of your problems if you’re a victim in a data breach like the one that has affected as many as 90,000 Bank of Montreal and Simplii Financial clients. Both banks... read more

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Lingering economic woes sow seeds of millennial discontent

Articles of Interest   |   April 27, 2018

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The young adults living with their parents or renting because buying a house is unaffordable are starting to get restless. In a new survey of 18- to 37-year-olds, 40 per cent of participants said their... read more

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Carrick Talks Money: Is social media damaging our finances?

Videos   |   April 23, 2018

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Personal finance expert Rob Carrick discusses how social media and the fear of missing out, can affect your finances with Shannon Lee Simmons, author of ‘Worry-Free Money’.... read more

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Male CBC hosts earn almost 9.5 per cent more than their female colleagues, data show

In the News   |   April 20, 2018

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Male hosts who work for the CBC/Radio Canada make an average of almost 9.5 per cent more than their female counterparts, despite the public broadcaster using what it calls “gender-neutral criteria in order to recruit... read more

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Students across Canada learn financial skills for their future

Articles of Interest   |   April 19, 2018

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Many adults know how expensive holidays are and how alluring the marketing can be, but Alexandria Alikakos and Gabriela Babineau, both 13, were inspired to find out for themselves. “Holidays should be about spending time... read more

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Carrick Talks money: How to avoid being your adviser's 'problem client'

Videos   |   April 16, 2018

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Rob Carrick discusses what you can do to avoid being a problem client for your financial adviser with Lawyer and author of ‘Advisor at Risk’, Ellen Bessner.... read more

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Carrick Talks Money: Do I choose a robo or real adviser?

Videos   |   April 3, 2018

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 Rob Carrick discusses the pros and cons of financial advisor types with personal finance author Leslie-Anne Scorgie. THE GLOBE AND MAIL... read more

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Rising debts explained: Mortgage plus daycare equals financial overload

In the News   |   March 16, 2018

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The crushing costs of home ownership and raising a family could be driving the latest upswing in household debt. High debt levels reflect the damn-the-consequences style of consumption encouraged by low interest rates and the... read more

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Carrick Talks Money: Where are younger investors putting their money?

Videos   |   March 12, 2018

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 Rob Carrick talks with personal finance author Lesley-Anne Scorgie about how younger investor are investing their money and building their portfolios.... read more

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