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Carrick's Reader: Don't mistake wealth for financial literacy 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.

Don’t mistake wealth for financial literacy

An official at Visa made this comment in talking about a survey the credit card company sponsored on global financial literacy. Top scores went to Brazil and Mexico, with Canada ranking fifth.

Eat well, save money

How to make a better pizza at home than you can order in (and pay less while doing it).

A directory of some of the finer food trucks in cities across Canada. Food trucks are quirky gourmet restaurants on wheels. Cheaper than sitting down at a fancy restaurant.

Consumer Reports offers some thoughts on how long you can keep ketchup, mustard, pickles and other condiments in the fridge. Only mustard has a long shelf life, it says here. Who knew?

More money

Join the 10,000+ people who subscribe to my Facebook personal finance community for talk about investing, retirement, real estate, banking and other financial matters. I’m also on Twitter.

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