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Book Review: Let the Eastern Bastards Freeze in the Dark, by Mary Janigan

Let the Eastern Bastards Freeze in the Dark: The West Versus the Rest Since Confederation
By Mary Janigan
Knopf Canada
426 pp; $32

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Book Review: My Canada Includes Foie Gras, by Jacob Richler

My Canada Includes Foie Gras: A Culinary Life
By Jacob Richler
Viking Canada
239 pp; $32

In My Canada Includes Foie Gras, gourmet and food writer Jacob Richler becomes biographer of the country’s best chefs and unapologetic popularizer of their work. 828 more words


Book Review: Thieves of Bay Street, by Bruce Livesey

Thieves of Bay Street: How Banks, Brokerages and the Wealthy Steal Billions from Canadians
By Bruce Livesey
Random House Canada
313 pp; $32

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Gifts from mom and dad help this couple stay afloat

Betting a family’s future on one income is risky, but that is precisely what a couple we’ll call Nancy, 33, and Bruce, 38, are doing. Raising three pre-schoolers ages 1 to 5, Nancy, who spent much of her working life abroad, has decided to let her career in management consulting hibernate. 856 more words

Personal Finance

Personal Finance this weekend

Did you miss anything in this weekend’s Personal Finance section of the Financial Post? Here’s a list of this weekend’s stories, just in case. 212 more words

Personal Finance

Pampered pets come first

Toronto condo dwellers Martha and Kim are overwhelmed by their investments — two dozen mutual funds, many with overlapping stocks, portfolios with life insurance features sold as segregated funds, a rental condo, and $3,500 they keep as an emergency reserve to care for a beloved Husky and a calico cat. 807 more words

Retirement Planning

Can these real estate agents afford to migrate toward retirement?

In Toronto, a couple we’ll call Louis, 57, and his wife, Helena, 54, are real estate agents. In that bubbly market, they bring home $12,813 per month after tax. 929 more words