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Kids and sunglasses, budget summer fun and keeping the cottage


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

Listen to your grandmother (or someone else’s)
From “start saving early” to “invest conservatively,” your grandparents probably had a lot of good money advice. If you never got the chance to hear it from them, Catey Hill shares 10 top tips in Forbes.
10 things grandma wishes you knew about money
Health Jeepers, creepers – cover up those peepers
Protecting your kids from the summer sun means more than dousing them in sunscreen and keeping them indoors at noon: It also means protecting their eyes. In Today’s Parent, Karen Robock shares tips for choosing appropriate kids’ shades – and getting the little darlings to keep them on.
Eye protection for kids
Family Have fun this summer for less
Common cents mom Hollie Pollard passes along her secrets for inexpensive summer fun for your family, such as homemade frozen treats and backyard camping. (For more ways to enjoy the season, check out our Savour summer feature.)
Summer fun on a budget
Working life You go, girl
Today’s economy needs the social intelligence and communication skills that female leaders bring, says Golden Girl Finance, so now is the time for women to speak up and go after promotions. How? By sticking your neck out and not apologizing.
Women on top: Why you need to ask for a promotion now
Retirement Keeping the cottage in the family
There may be nothing more relaxing than a summer night at the cottage, but if you haven’t sorted out what will happen to the family vacation home after its owners (you, your parents or grandparents) are no longer around to care for it, those days of relaxation may come to an abrupt end. Evelyn Jacks discusses the succession planning issues involved in Moneyville.
How to decide who gets the cottage

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