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Surviving on a Modest Income

Posted on: April 16, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

There’s no denying the importance of the almighty dollar. We all need money to provide food, shelter, transportation, and clothing – life’s basic necessities. Did you know that our well-being suffers when we don’t have enough cash to cover these essentials? While money is not necessarily the path to happiness, low income is associated with low emotional well-being according to the… Read More »


Cook Smarter, Save Money!

Posted on: March 15, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

You and your family can cook healthy meals, even on a tight budget. Here are some tips that can help! Before You Shop – Plan Ahead Step 1: Think about what foods you already have in the house. Step 2: Make a list of meals that you can you make with those items. Step 3:… Read More »


Six Steps to Cut Your Expenses to Help You Save More

Posted on: January 30, 2018 by Healthy Lives 1 Comment

Whether you are cutting costs because you need or want to, the process can be manageable and fun! Campus Federal Financial Education Director Blaine Grimes shares six things you can do to start cutting your expenses and saving more. Start a budget. This may seem too simplistic, but it can change the trajectory of your finances. Can… Read More »


Finding Inner Peace

Posted on: December 12, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Finding inner peace and better health can be as simple as giving to others. The Journal of Economic Psychology presents research that suggests that charitable giving can reduce stress and strengthen the immune system. Keep in mind, kindness to others is not only shown through monetary donations. You can also express love by giving your time and attention… Read More »


‘Tis the Season to Celebrate Success

Posted on: November 29, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

You worked hard all year and have embraced a healthier lifestyle.  Want to know the secret to stay motivated? Celebrate! By taking a moment to acknowledge all the small wins, you fuel your desire to keep moving forward. Here are some tips to help you set goals and give yourself the credit you deserve. Write… Read More »


Milk Jug and Water Bottle Workout!

Posted on: October 26, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

There’s no need for a gym membership or expensive fitness equipment. Just grab a milk jug and water bottle and get into shape in the privacy of your home! You will need: 2 milk jugs filled to correct weight for your fitness level 2 full water bottles 1 kitchen chair 1 towel Weight intensities for… Read More »


Encourage Little Green Thumbs

Posted on: August 23, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Need help reaching the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables each day for you and your family? Get everyone outside and garden together. If you are enthusiastic about gardening, your children will be too. Research also shows that children who grow their own food are more likely to eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Here… Read More »


Meal Planning

Posted on: August 17, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Taking 30 minutes each week to inventory food and plan your menu can drastically reduce your spending on groceries. Meal planning can also improve the quality of meals and reduce mealtime stress. Here are some tips to help you plan healthy meals. Make a master list of 10-20 meals. Ask family members to contribute their… Read More »


Tips for Cutting Your Grocery Bill

Posted on: August 4, 2017 by Healthy Lives 2 Comments

Are you paying too much for groceries? With a little preparation and planning, you can save big on food costs. Try these simple tips to help trim your bill. Use a Grocery List. Having a grocery list saves you money because, as long as you stick to your meal plan, it ensures you are buying… Read More »


Wellness Month: Finding Financial Freedom

Posted on: June 19, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

We live in a ”right-now” world and it is often hard to save money when we can get whatever we want right now. Advertisers and sales people often appeal to our desire for instant gratification and offer easy credit. Credit can be a great tool, but it can also be a danger. Credit can be… Read More »