Legacy of India’s Partition was reduced to a minor event. After 75 years, community groups are bringing private pain to the fore

Legacy of India’s Partition was reduced to a minor event.  After 75 years, community groups are bringing private pain to the fore

A visitor looks at a picture displayed at the Partition Museum in Amritsar on Aug. 2. This year, India marks 75 years of independence from the British empire. But the legacy of Partition, long reduced to a minor event in history textbooks, has only just begun to be seriously examined.NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images In the summer … Read more

CDC drops quarantine, distancing recommendations for COVID-19

CDC drops quarantine, distancing recommendations for COVID-19

A sign asks those getting vaccinated to keep 6 feet apart during the vaccination event, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at Nevada Union High School in Grass Valley, Calif.Elias Funez/The Associated Press The nation’s top public health agency relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines Thursday, dropping the recommendation that Americans quarantine themselves if they come into close contact … Read more

Can Jill, 60, afford to retire to Nova Scotia while keeping her suburban Toronto home?

Can Jill, 60, afford to retire to Nova Scotia while keeping her suburban Toronto home?

**FINANCIAL FACELIFT DO NOT IDENTIFY* Tijana Martin/ The Globe and MailTijana Martin/The Globe and Mail With her 60th birthday approaching, Jill wonders if she can “retire responsibly” soon or if she needs to work longer. Jill is single again, with three adult children, a salary of $81,000 a year, and a $1.2-million house in a … Read more

Trial of ex-Manchester United player Ryan Giggs begins in Britain

Trial of ex-Manchester United player Ryan Giggs begins in Britain

Former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs arrives at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court, in Manchester, England, on Aug. 8.Danny Lawson/The Associated Press Former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs, adored by fans throughout a 24-year career, has a more sinister side to his character, prosecutors said Monday as he went on trial on charges of assault … Read more

Kitchener woman, 35, with zero debt says she just wants a house ‘but it’s proving to be very difficult’

Kitchener woman, 35, with zero debt says she just wants a house ‘but it’s proving to be very difficult’

Photo illustration/ SOURCE: iStock Paycheque Project is a non-judgmental look at how young adults in Canada are spending their money. If you would like to participate, send us an e-mail. Name, age: Courtney, 35 Annual income: $80,000 Debt: $0 Savings: $48,000 in savings account; $81,000 in TFSA; $50,000 in RRSPs What she does: sales representative … Read more

Have Canadian home prices hit a bottom? Here are some clues

Have Canadian home prices hit a bottom?  Here are some clues

Enter “Canadian home prices” into a Google search and you’ll find endless headlines about real estate imploding. That, and 13-year highs in mortgage rates, have driven countless homebuyers to the sidelines. And many are now licking their chops, hoping to buy closer to the bottom. To do that takes market timing. Most experts discourage timing … Read more

Toronto and Vancouver home sales tumbled further in July as interest rates rose

Toronto and Vancouver home sales tumbled further in July as interest rates rose

In the Vancouver area, the typical price of a home was down 2.3 per cent from June to July.JENNIFER GAUTHIER/The Globe and Mail Real estate markets in Toronto and Vancouver tumbled further in July, with sales and home prices declining for another month as getting mortgages becomes more difficult and buyers wait to see how … Read more

Your boss is burned out – but terrified to tell anyone. Business leaders are crumbling under the pandemic’s slow pace of work

Your boss is burned out – but terrified to tell anyone.  Business leaders are crumbling under the pandemic’s slow pace of work

Paula Allen in Toronto on Feb., 25, 2021.Christopher Katsarov/The Globe and Mail Two and a half years into the pandemic, business leaders can’t take it anymore. Far too often they are beyond their breaking points, so burned out they barely remember what a normal work life used to feel like – but they’re terrified to … Read more

High inflation and rising interest rates are a financial opportunity for young people

High inflation and rising interest rates are a financial opportunity for young people

While a Gen Xer planning their last few working years or a boomer already in retirement might be anxious at the prospect of lackluster market returns for a few years, young people have nothing to lose, writes Bridget Casey.Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail The Bank of Canada has raised interest rates four times already in … Read more

The e-commerce boom is fizzling out

The e-commerce boom is fizzling out

The pandemic was supposed to permanently change how people shop. At least, that’s how many retailers felt during the early stages of COVID-19, when consumers were largely stuck at home and bought more goods online. E-commerce adoption would rapidly accelerate and then continue to grow from there. That’s not how things are playing out. As … Read more