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Rob Carrick's Reader: The frugal man's guide to dating

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

The Frugal Man's Guide To Dating

Men, here are 10 inexpensive things to do on a date, including hikes and wine tastings.

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How To Succeed In Business

One hundred books to read instead of going to business school.

Box Office Bombs

With the new Harry Potter movie about to start raking in gazillions, here's a look at 15 of the biggest movie duds of all time.

The Price Of Packaging

This multi-part blog post by a financial planner looks at a new insurance product called Synergy that combines life, disability and critical illness insurance. With tradeoffs, of course. Here's Part One

And here's Part Two.

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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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