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Personal Finance Reader

The cost of kids Add to ...

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

Calculating The Cost Of Kids

Children are precious beyond measure, right? But let's say you wanted to tally up the cost of raising kids in dollar terms. How would you do it? The Financial Highway blog points the way.

The Great, Slow-Motion Crisis

Maclean's columnist Andrew Coyne reviews the election promises made by the Conservatives, Liberals and NDP, and then pulverizes them as he explains the financial implications for the federal government of our aging population. It's "the great, slow-motion crisis that all of the parties have refused to confront," Coyne writes.

The Department of False Economy

What not to buy at the dollar store.

Better Rich Or Happy?

Happy, argues financial planner David Christianson in this newspaper column.





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