Jul 1: Best from the blogosphere

By Sheryl Smolkin

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This week we look at saving – why it’s difficult and what you can do to make it a little easier.

Having trouble saving? Gail Vaz-Oxlade says happiness is easier when you’re not worried about money, but even people who have far less than the average North American are happy.

A Monthly Financial Planning Checklist on Boomer & Echo will help you get organized and apply discipline to your financial and investment planning on a month by month basis.

Growing a nest egg can be particularly tough for members of Gen Y just starting in the workforce. Youngandthrifty.ca shares ideas for accumulating a decent net worth by age 30.

Sometimes saving money on the little things can add up over time. Freefrombroke.com runner and blogger Glen Craig discusses How to Save on Running Shoes, Gear, and Events.

One strategy many people are adopting to cut monthly bills is cutting the cord on cable TV and subscribing to Netflix.ca instead. In spite of criticisms of the Canadian Netflix service, last November HowtoSaveMoney.ca ran an interesting blog explaining why Netflix Canada doesn’t suck.

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