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Budget sports, BBQs, savings tips and Nora Ephron


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

Save money with a classic Canadian hamburger
Stock up when ground beef is on sale, says Common Cents Mom, and find out what the toppings on your burger say about you.
Hamburgers – a favourite frugal meal and burger personalities
Health Fire up the grill for healthy meals in a hurry
The latest in a series from Today’s Parent showcases a week’s worth of fast and easy favourites from the barbecue. How about grilled margherita pizza?
Week four: 7 easy meals on the grill
Family Children’s sports on a budget
When you add up the cost of league fees or lessons, equipment and associated travel, putting your kids in sports can be a real financial burden. Globe Investor’s Home Cents column shares some money-saving tips.
Keep the kids fit and your bank account too
Working life Career advice from Nora Ephron
Forbeswoman pays tribute to the late author, director and cultural icon with a recap of Nora Ephron’s best advice to young women on initiative, accountability and troublemaking.
What Nora Ephron would tell a twentysomething woman
Retirement How to improve your chances of retirement success
However you picture your retirement, you need to take action to make it happen. Canadian Finance Blog passes on five highly useful hints for retirement saving.
5 tips to help you reach your retirement goals

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