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

Are You A Manly Or Womanly Investor?

Investing tips tailored specifically for both males and females, who apparently approach financial matters differently. This material is from, a U.S. site, so there are references to IRAs and 401(k)s instead of RRSPs. But it's still useful stuff that will get you to think about your mental approach to investing.

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Idiot Boxes On the Cheap

A price war is looming for television sets. Stand by if you've been thinking of going big-screen.

Mortgage Rates In Neutral's panel of experts expect no change in fixed- or variable-rate mortgages this month.

Biz Book Of The Year

Raghuram Rajan's book Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy has won the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year. Rajan is said to have predicted the global financial crisis during a 2005 Federal Reserve session to laud Alan Greenspan.

Editor's note: If you don't receive Rob Carrick's newsletter twice weekly by email, you can sign up to get it for free at The Globe and Mail. All you need to do is register for the site, or if you've already registered, login and go to your profile at the top of the homepage. Once you're in your profile, look under Newsletters and Alerts and look for the Personal Finance Reader and other newsletters. Other financial newsletters include: Business Ticker, a summary of the day's top business stories; Berman's Market Update, a summary of the markets at the open, noon and close; and Trade by Numbers, a monthly collection of articles exploring an investing trend or theme.

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Personal Finance Columnist

Rob Carrick has been writing about personal finance, business and economics for close to 20 years. He joined The Globe and Mail in late 1996 as an investment reporter and has been personal finance columnist since November 1998. Rob's personal finance columns appear in The Globe on Tuesday and Thursday, and his Portfolio Strategy column for investors appears on Saturday. More

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