Woman taking a walk to minimize holiday stress

Minimize Holiday Stress to Spend Less

At first glance, it may be hard to see the relationship between holiday stress and your spending. But the connection is definitely there. The pressure to do it all and do it well during the holidays can leave us feeling like worn-out underachievers. We think that spending on that one extra gift or blowing the budget on a last-minute bash will make ...


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Set Up a Home Gym on a Budget

If you’re among the millions of Americans who have resolved to get fit in the New Year, you might be thinking you need to join a gym to meet that goal. It’s a strategy that can work, but that monthly charge can put a strain on your budget. Plus, making the time to actually get to the gym can be challenging when life is already so busy. Fortunat...


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How to Save Money During Cold and Flu Season

There are plenty of good reasons to love fall — cooler weather, fun outdoor activities and pumpkin spice everything — but there’s one thing fall brings that no one loves: cold and flu season. Coming down with a nasty bug is not anyone’s idea of a good time, and to make matters worse, being sick can be expensive, too. But it doesn’t have t...


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5 Cheap or Free Ways to Get Fit

If getting in shape or exercising more are among your personal goals for the New Year, good news! You don’t have to spend a lot on gear, equipment, gym memberships, or personal trainers to get started. Check out these cheap or free ways to get moving and shape up. Get Up & Walk It’s not trendy or groundbreaking, but it’s easy, effective...


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Is Financial Stress Affecting Your Health?

It’s no secret that excessive stress of any kind can take a toll on your health. But financial stress can be especially damaging as it can have a number of secondary effects across all facets of life. Take a look at the potential health risks of financial stress and start taking steps to manage them.      Cutting Corners on Food Trying t...