The Brighter Life weekly roundup of recommended reads about money, health, family, working life and retirement:
|How not to overspend on your new baby
If you’re about to become a parent, you may be feeling pressured to buy the newest and best of everything – and in large quantities. Squawkfox has a highly sensible checklist of newborn essentials that could save your budgetary bacon.
Newborn Essentials Checklist: Save money with just the baby basics
|Pet insurance: Silly or savvy?
Do you share your life with a cat, dog or even a gerbil? Sheryl Smolkin asks whether you could handle a massive vet bill in the event of a serious illness or accident. Pet insurance may be the answer, she suggests.
$32,000 bill was a pet insurance lesson
|Letting go of your kids gracefully
Urban Moms shares a poignant reflection on a daughter’s Thanksgiving visit home from first-year university.
Thankful that when people leave they come back
|Is it time for a reality check in your life?
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. That’s the mantra Blonde on a Budget is using to get her life — work, health, finances — back on track. Does any of her experience sound familiar?
I’m Done Making Excuses (Again)
|The value of lifelong learning
How much time are you willing to invest in furthering your education — even if you have plenty of time? A guest post on Canadian Dream: Free at 45 talks about the commitment involved in taking one course or going after an entire degree.
Learning in retirement
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