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Spending that tax refund, Earth Day and kids who lose their phones


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The weekly roundup of recommended reads about money, health, family, working life and retirement:

Putting his tax refund where his mouth is
Earlier this year, My own advisor suggested sensible things to do with tax refunds, such as paying down debt or building an emergency fund. Find out whether he took his own advice.
How we spent our tax refund this year
Health Give the planet a hug
Haven’t decided how to celebrate Earth Day on April 22? Check out the long list of fun events across the country posted by Earth Day Canada.
Family Curing your kid’s lose-everything habit
If your kids are glued to their phones, how come they keep losing them? Embrace the chaos provides tips on what to do when your kid keeps misplacing expensive technology.
Teenagers are expensive: My son lost his phone and iPod
Working life How to get your overqualified foot in the door
Is your impressive resume blocking your path to an entry-level job? The Globe and Mail’s Ask a recruiter column shares tips for ethically downplaying your qualifications.
They say I’m over-qualified for an entry-level job
Retirement Working your way through retirement travel
Travel may be on your wish list for retirement, but can you afford it? On retirehappyblog, Donna McCaw suggests novel ways to use work to pay for travel.
Travelling in Retirement: Seeing the World

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