The BrighterLife.ca weekly roundup of recommended reads about money, health, family, working life and retirement:
|Clean-up in aisle 6…
How much do you spend on groceries? How much should you spend? Canadian Budget Binder lists the factors that can influence your weekly outlay at the supermarket, and comes up with some numbers that might surprise you.
How much should my grocery budget be?
|Planning to be sick
We may be living longer, but there’s no guarantee we’ll be healthy as long as we live. In fact, says Doreen Rasbach of the Globe and Mail, Canadians can expect to live with a significant physical or mental impairment for more than a decade before they die – and they aren’t prepared for it.
Canadians ignoring the likelihood of ill health in old age
|My children, the Oompa-Loompas
In Today’s Parent, a father of five shares his parenting secrets: love, leadership, a sense of humour and mastery of the art of tactful distraction. He also compares his kids to Oompa-Loompas; we think that’s the sense of humour part.
Parenting tips from a dad of five
|Hey, recruiters: Over here!
Getting the job of your dreams isn’t just about responding to online ads or cold-calling potential employers, says Charlotte Bumstead in Charlotte’s Web. It’s also important to know how to get the attention of recruiters, so they will approach you.
How to get noticed by a recruiter
|Is your nest egg too big for your nest?
If you’re worried that you aren’t saving enough for retirement, here’s a thought: Depending on your current lifestyle, the expenses you’ll cut when you retire and what you can expect from the government, you could be saving too much. The standard guidelines may be not so standard, says an article in the Financial Post.
Are you saving too much for retirement?
Tweet of the week
Brenda Spiering (@BrendaSpiering) June 22, 2012
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