Rob got his start in financial writing back in the early 1990s when he covered the Bay Street business scene for The Canadian Press (CP) wire service. A few years later, he was transferred to CP’s parliamentary bureau in Ottawa to cover consumer affairs and, later, the federal Department of Finance. Rob left CP and joined The Globe and Mail as investment reporter in 1996 and shortly after became the paper’s first personal finance writer.
Rob has seen multiple bull markets for stocks, a couple of recessions and stock market crashes, one global financial crisis, one global pandemic, the incredible rise of the housing market, soaring personal debt loads, and an ever-present worry that Canadians aren’t saving enough for retirement. Rob helps Canadians make sense of all this in his twice-weekly columns, his twice-weekly e-mail newsletter and the Stress Test personal finance podcast he co-hosts.