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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 »


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 »