Category Archives: Health

How Some are Getting Paid to Lose Weight

Would you be willing to put money where your mouth is and bet that you could lose a certain amount of weight over a certain amount of time? If money is a motivating factor to help you accomplish goals you … Continue reading

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Do E-Cigs Save Money Over Cigarettes?

Electronic cigarettes, commonly referred to as e-cigs, have become more common over the past decade. You might have seen someone smoking one in public or even in an enclosed space, such as a restaurant or bar. These devices are battery … Continue reading

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Is It Worth the Money to Get a Flu Shot?

The flu season only has a few more weeks left, and some people may be wondering whether or not this late in the season it still makes sense to get a flu shot. Health officials in the US are urging … Continue reading

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CVS Corporation Will Forego $2 Billion and Quit Selling Cigarettes: The True Cost of Smoking

CVS Caremark Corporation has made the decision to quit selling cigarettes and other tobacco related products beginning October 1, 2014. This will cost the company an estimated $1.5 billion in lost cigarette sales, and another $500 million in lost sales … Continue reading

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How Same Sex Marriage Helps Gay Couples’ Finances

Same sex marriage is still a tempestuous topic in the United States and despite a growing acceptance and recognition of same sex relationships, there are still many concerns before marriage equality is truly reached. While marriage should be about love … Continue reading

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The Myth That Quitting Smoking Will Save Money

I know that what I’m about to write will go against everything that conventional wisdom and financial experts preach, but the truth is that quitting smoking does not save money — at least not in the short-term. Let’s start by … Continue reading

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Financial Reasons to Quit Your Daily Soda Habit

At this time of year, many of us begin to think about bad habits we have that we want to break. While some of these bad habits are obvious like smoking, others are less so like watching TV. Drinking soda … Continue reading

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10 Things Advertising Has Conned You into Actually Believing

There is a funny disconnect when it comes to advertising. Most people would agree that advertising works and that is why companies advertise. But if you ask individuals if advertising works specifically on them, they will tell you that it … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Save Money on Gluten Free Products

Anyone who is on a gluten free diet because of medical issues such as celiac disease or gluten intolerance knows how expensive grocery shopping for these products can be. Unfortunately, gluten free products are sometimes twice as expensive as products … Continue reading

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Trends That Are Influencing Your Financial Future

By Carla Blair-Gamblian Every decision we make in life has both short term and long term rewards and consequences. Many Americans still have the desire to achieve the “American Dream” but reality often times ends up getting in the way, … Continue reading

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10 Reasons You’re Not A Millionaire

There seems to be an impression that the only reason that people aren’t able to become millionaires is because they don’t work hard enough. The truth is that hard work has very little to do with becoming a millionaire. That’s … Continue reading

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Causing a Blood Test Commotion: Day 134

It was a pretty uneventful day in regard to spending since most of the day was spent catching up on the things I had put off while on the three day trip. When it comes to the minimum wage challenge, … Continue reading

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I’m An Idiot Home Exercise Room Edition: Days 122 – 130

As predicted, eight of the last nine days have been no-spend-days as I continue to house sit and work on my writing. This has been great news for the minimum wage challenge. As mentioned before, I had everything that I … Continue reading

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Give Yourself the Gift of Time

We all have a finite amount of time to be on this earth. The time we have to spend with loved ones, to pursue fun hobbies, to do work we love, and to explore this world is limited. Time is … Continue reading

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10 Healthy Soda Alternatives

Soda can be a delicious treat, but as many of us know, it’s a treat that’s loaded with sugar and calories. Like many delicious drinks, soda isn’t exactly a healthy drink. If you’re looking to cut back on your soda … Continue reading

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What If You Don’t Want to Retire?

I have an uncle who is pushing ninety years old. He still gets up early, gets dressed, and goes to work every day and often on weekends. He doesn’t do it for the money; he’s covered in that department. He … Continue reading

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Lost Week: Day 42 – 48

It’s been a rough week where I have had minimal productivity. I realized after the low vitamin D diagnosis that I had been doing some things on my own to fight the effects which weren’t particularly healthy including eating a … Continue reading

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Gaining Weight: Day 40 & 41

As I expected, I woke up quite sore from a the day of digging in the sand. I definitely used more than a few muscles that I don’t normally use, and my body decided to remind me of that the … Continue reading

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Free Hobbies and Vitamin D: Day 39

It appears that we have found the culprit to my fuzzy head. All my blood tests came back within the normal range except for my vitamin D test which came in well below what it was supposed to be (for … Continue reading

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Fuzzy Head: Day 37

I’m pretty sure that my doctors think I’m nuts. Since my head has been “fuzzy” for a few weeks (and has progressed to the point where it was getting difficult for me to get anything done during the day), I … Continue reading

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