Rob Carrick, The Globe and Mail

Rob Carrick

The Globe and Mail

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Past articles by Rob:

Why is there $2-billion in a bond fund that lost money over the past five years?

A roundup of investment ideas for active investors → Read More

Borrowers and savers, here’s how to time the eventual rollback of interest rates

Rob Carrick on the five indicators you can follow to help track forecasts as uncertainty builds around the Bank of Canada’s next rates move → Read More

The harshest interest rate hikes of all are still under way at the big banks

Next month, the interest rate on purchases for most RBC credit cards will rise to 20.99% from 19.99%, writes Rob Carrick. Other banks have already made this change on at least some of their cards → Read More

We’ve had 12 months of rising interest rates – how are you holding up?

Plus, the sad news on housing affordability, and gadgets to save you time and money → Read More

Property taxes are popping in some cities – how worried should you be about other tax hikes?

Provincial finances are in good or improving shape for the most part, but the federal government has both a deficit and big spending commitments → Read More

2023 Globe and Mail ETF Buyer’s Guide Part Two: Canadian bond funds

It’s cheap to buy exposure to the broad bond market in Canada, but returns have been weak in recent years → Read More

Rob Carrick: Five reasons to look hard at a 5-per-cent one-year GIC

Yield hunters have a good variety of options in the current financial environment → Read More

What living to 100 means financially for kids and grandchildren

Rob Carrick on being mindful that longer lives require more money → Read More

HELOC vs reverse mortgage for parents helping kids buy a home

Plus, a guide on the differences between registered retirement savings plans and tax-free savings accounts, and new thoughts on an old retirement debate → Read More

Should you make your adult kids joint owners of your GICs? Plus, the Stable Dividend portfolio proves its worth

A roundup of investment ideas for active investors → Read More

How does your debt compare to Canadians your age? Find out with this calculator

Data for the calculator was gathered from a survey of 6,158 Globe and Mail readers → Read More

How much debt is each generation of Canadians carrying, and how do you compare?

As a country, we are up to our necks in debt at a time when interest rates are at multidecade highs. But what about you? → Read More

Netflix, some Canadians just aren’t that into you

If you’re riled up about recent Netflix changes, channel that energy to all your subscriptions and regular monthly spending on non-essentials, Rob Carrick says → Read More

This financial coach says RRSP season is a big gimmick

RRSP season isn’t so much about retirement planning as it is about getting a tax break by contributing to an RRSP before the deadline, says Anita Bruinsma in this Q&A with Rob Carrick → Read More

Happy fifth birthday to one of the all-time best investing products for everyday people

Asset allocation ETF have gained reputation for offering a simple plan for long-term investing success → Read More

2023 Globe and Mail ETF Buyer’s Guide Part One: Canadian equity ETFs

Low-cost index trackers had the lowest 12-month returns, while more expensive funds that try to shield investors from market excesses did better → Read More

Looking to start investing? Five deals for young Canadians who want to own stocks, ETFs

Plus, nutrition myths that can cost you money and overlooked tax-saving strategies for retirees → Read More

Why you should think about using up your credit card rewards now, rather than saving them for later

The longer you stockpile your points, the more risk there is that today’s challenging conditions in the credit card business start to affect reward programs for the worse → Read More

How to start saving for a house down payment and make an annual return of 5%. Plus, the lure of covered-call ETFs

A roundup of investment ideas for active investors → Read More

Canada’s top digital broker is TD Direct Investing, with an assist from the TD Easy Trade app

TD hits you with a five-fingered data punch that gets you up to speed on your entire portfolio and individual holdings → Read More