Winter 2010, Week 1

Sunday, January 17, 2010

  • Health: Eat more carrots and less cake.
  • Wealth: "Pay yourself first": treat savings like a "bill" and set aside money automatically.

Monday, January 18, 2010

  • Health: Eat off smaller plates. You'll eat less food and cut calories.
  • Wealth: Place $2 a day, plus pocket change, in a can or jar. In a month, you could save up to $100!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

  • Health: Track what you eat today and total up the calories.
  • Wealth: Track what you spend today and add up the total amount.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

  • Health: Choose fruit for dessert instead of cake, cookies, ice cream, or pie.
  • Wealth: Write an "I will" statement for financial behavior changes you want to make (e.g., "I will save $50 per week").

Thursday, January 21, 2010

  • Health: Use fat-free (skim) milk instead of whole milk.
  • Wealth: Pay for things in cash as often as you can (people with credit cards often spend more!).

Friday, January 22, 2010

  • Health: Walk indoors or outdoors (weather permitting) during your lunch hour.
  • Wealth: Shop around for the best credit card deals and banking programs (e.g., interest rates, fees).

Saturday, January 23, 2010

  • Health: Eliminate a tablespoon of butter or soft drink every day to cut 100 calories.
  • Wealth: Take a look at what's in your shopping cart. Are there expensive snacks or convenience foods that you can do without or make yourself?

  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences