The best of the Web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
At The Mall
Here's an excerpt from Malled, a new book about how malls are designed to separate you from your money. The author is Caitlin Kelly, who began her education in retailing by working in a Toronto drugstore.
Doing any shopping in the U.S. to take advantage of our high dollar and the lower prices Americans pay for many goods? This handy little website, set up by duty free stores in border communities, will help you keep track of how much stuff you can bring back without getting in trouble with the customs people.
The guy behind the Youngandthrifty.ca blog is soliciting views from readers on whether it makes financial sense for him to buy the new Hyundai Elantra he has his eye on.
Shopping For Bargains, Part One
A reality check on Extreme Couponing, a new TV reality show in which people deploy stockpiles of coupons to get bigtime bargains. The bottom line is that what extreme couponers do can't easily be duplicated by normal people.
Shopping For Bargains, Part Two
A quick roundup of Canadian coupon and bargain websites, your friends in inflationary times.
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