Category Archives: Health

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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Time Flies and It’ll Cost You

Last year there were changes to our health insurance plan. The employer has always used a high deductible plan and they have always been kind enough to contribute $2,000 toward that deductible. The money has always been available at the … Continue reading

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Bye-Bye $485: Day 29

Reality set in today as I received my monthly health insurance bill: a painful $485. That will be nearly $6,000 a year out of the $17,000 budget or about one-third of all the money I have. This makes it very … Continue reading

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The Relationship Between Self-Improvement and Personal Finance

With New Year’s just past and most people still in the honeymoon phase of their resolutions, it’s worth a brief look at how many self-improvement activities benefit your finances, and how studying one area can have a positive impact on … Continue reading

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Controlling Worry

We all worry about our finances to some degree. Even if everything seems to be going great in your financial world, uncertainties over world events, “fiscal cliffs,” and issues like healthcare and retirement can make you worry. If you have … Continue reading

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Don’t Skimp on Safety

I recently wrote a piece about backing up your computer’s hard drive. At the end, I mentioned that if you don’t have the money to afford a backup mechanism you shouldn’t get the computer because the risk of data loss … Continue reading

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Preserve Your Independence

We all tend to take our independence for granted. We take for granted our ability to make decisions just for us, to spend our money how we want, to go where we want, and do what we want. We take … Continue reading

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Prevention and Honesty Are Always Less Expensive

This summer in our area has been a terrible one for rabies. At least three dogs have had to be put down because their owners didn’t get them a rabies shot and the dogs later came into contact with rabid … Continue reading

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Sit Less To Save Money

Sitting is the new smoking, it seems. While the medical establishment has long been trying to get people to become more active, various studies have been focusing on the negative effects of sitting too long rather than simply looking at … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Avoid Getting A Cold This Flu Season

Flu season is just around the corner, and not only does getting sick feel terrible, it can cost you a lot of money. Cold medicine, lost wages and lack of productivity are just a few ways that getting sick can … Continue reading

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20 Benefits Of Growing Herbs That Save Money

As an avid gardener one of my favorite things to grow is herbs because they have so many uses and from what I’ve found can actually help save money. Yes, herbs like thyme, lavender, citronella, mint and many others are … Continue reading

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10 Things That Don’t Seem To Be About Money, But Really Are

Many people fail to realize that almost all aspects of our lives are intricately weaved together with our finances, but it’s crucially important to understand that even things that don’t initially seem to have anything to do with finances or … Continue reading

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Aging is Expensive Even When You Aren’t Old

We all know that we’ll likely face increased costs as we age. Most of those will come from healthcare costs as we fight diseases ranging from cancer to arthritis to dementia. While we’re aware of those increasing expenses, we assume … Continue reading

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Planning for Old Age: You Need to Do More Than Save Money

You’d think that all anyone has to do these days to secure an enjoyable and comfortable retirement is save money. The media, financial gurus, and your employer harp on money as the end-all, be-all of retirement. Just get there with … Continue reading

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