Simply put

Spending, saving, youth unemployment and the economic outlook

By Brenda Spiering, Editor,

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Money was on the minds of Brighter Life readers in July – how to be smart about spending it, where the best place is to save it and, for Generation Y, what the chances are of finding a job to earn it in the first place. But the number-one post by far was on a topic that affects us all: the future of the Canadian economy.

Image of Sir Robert L Borden, Prime Minister of Canada, on the 100 dollar bill.Brighter Life top 10 for July

  1. Is the Canadian economy in trouble?
  2. How much should you tip?
  3. Where to stash your cash: RRSP or TFSA?
  4. Slow money: A richer way to travel in retirement
  5. How much does it cost to sell your home?
  6. Five smart money tips you may not know
  7. Seven things your boss wants you to know
  8. Class of 2008
  9. Generation Y… can’t I find a decent job
  10. Frugality and cottage life

Editor’s pick – Comment of the month

In his Today’s economy column of July 9, Kevin Press weighed in with his view of the costs and benefits of a Canadian summer tradition: Frugality and cottage life. That drew some thoughtful responses, including this one:

Image of a comment linking to Frugality and cottage life posting.

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