Financial Fitness

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 »

Desktop Dining: What are you Snacking on?

Posted on: January 30, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Eating Healthy at Work:  Tips for Keeping the Healthy Lives Fundamentals in your Workday  by Marcy Bowman, RDN, CDE Plan Ahead – Not having healthy snacks or lunch options on hand makes it easy to give in to unhealthy food choices. If you are hungry and don’t have a healthy option readily available, it may be… Read More »

Personal Finance

Posted on: November 25, 2016 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Most of us have never had any training in personal finance. This is unfortunate since budgeting skills are important to all of us. To lead comfortable, prosperous lives, we all need to learn how to be good stewards of our money. We live in a ”right-now” world and it is often hard to save money… Read More »

Trick Your Taste Buds with Healthy Treats

Posted on: October 6, 2016 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Haunted houses, horror movies and scary masks are not the only frightening things about Halloween. This time of year can be the beginning of a three-month, holiday weight gain. Sugary, fat-filled treats seem to start appearing on co-workers’ desks, in waiting areas, on every aisle of grocery stores, even on your kitchen counter. It is… Read More »

Cosigning a Loan? What you should know first.

Posted on: September 30, 2016 by Healthy Lives No Comments

          As a cosigner, remember that if the borrower (your friend, family member, significant other) misses payments, your credit score will take a huge hit! If the bank is requiring a cosigner, the bank doesn’t fully trust that the borrower will make the payments. If the borrower misses a payment, the… Read More »

Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early?

Posted on: August 5, 2016 by Healthy Lives No Comments

          Should I pay off my mortgage in 15 years or earlier? Not everyone has the means to pay off a mortgage in 15 years or earlier but if you can, the savings are tremendous! The reason people pay off a 30-year mortgage in 15 years is for peace of mind… Read More »

How to Save Money on Gas

Posted on: May 26, 2016 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Would you like to save some spending money for that vacation you’ve been planning? Follow these tips from the Financial Fitness Friday Team on how to pocket a few dollars this summer by saving on gasoline, so you can have more fun in the sun. Lately, gas prices are pretty low compared to what they used… Read More »

Six Steps to Cut Your Expenses to Help You Save More

Posted on: April 28, 2016 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 »

Let’s Start Saving!

Posted on: March 25, 2016 by Healthy Lives 1 Comment

According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) nationwide Employee Financial Wellness Survey 2015 Results, nearly half of all employees feel their financial situation causes them stress. Over time, this continued anxiety may lead to serious health problems, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, depression and other illnesses. The team at Healthy Lives is working with financial… Read More »

How a Member Became Financially Fit

Posted on: February 26, 2016 by Healthy Lives 1 Comment

Getting enough exercise and eating a balanced diet are both good for your health, but did you know having control of your finances is equally as important? According to the Stress in America™: Paying With Our Health survey released in 2015 by the American Psychological Association, money is a top cause of stress for Americans.… Read More »