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The Brighter Life weekly roundup of recommended reads about money, health, family, working life and retirement.

Summer savings, cool treats and smart work lunches


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

Summer savings
In a list of ways to save money and energy, Yahoo! Finance explains why you might need a new fridge but not a new dryer, and separates the hybrids from the hype.
8 ways to stop wasting money (and energy)
Health Peanut butter and jam reinvented
This could be our favourite hot-weather treat of all time: Angela Liddon on Oh She Glows whips up a frozen, vegan twist on the classic PB & J – yum!
Peanut butter, jam, & banana soft serve popsicles + blog news
Family Forecast: long weekend fun
For those of us outside Quebec and Newfoundland, the August long weekend is fast approaching. Cottage Life presents some ideas for making it the best Civic Holiday/Simcoe Day/Natal Day/British Columbia Day/New Brunswick Day ever.
Long weekend guide
Working life Let’s (not) do lunch
A new survey shows most working Canadians buy lunch at least once a week, spending close to $9 per meal, says the Globe and Mail. If you brown-bag it instead, you can save hundreds of dollars a year.
Buying your lunch? That’s one expensive habit
Retirement Stay young at heart: Start your own business
With variety, flexibility, relationship-building and opportunities for continuous learning, BoomerBizBuilder says going into your own business ticks all the boxes for staying young.
Boomers: Stay young. Start a business

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