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Personal Finance Reader

Real men carry man-bags, or 'murses' 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.

Men With Purses

Meet the murse, the not especially macho name for men’s purse. Athletes, actors and rappers are starting to be seen with murses, which could mean it’s only a matter of time until the guy ahead of you at Tim Hortons is reaching into one to pay for his large double-double.

Books About Money

With the stock markets as volatile as ever, The New York Times surveys some of the latest personal finance and investment books. The theme of the day: Frugality, saving and common sense investing. Nothing fancy.

Blockbuster Goes Bust

A cost-conscious look at your options for renting movies now that the corner video store is gone.

This Gold Card Is Gold

The Rewards Canada blog gives a very good rating to the American Express Gold Rewards card as a result of the flexibility it offers for using points to offset travel costs.

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