Winter 2013, Week 1

Sunday, January 13, 2013

  • Health: Remember the adage, you are what you eat. Make it your motto with colorful food and creativity.
  • Wealth: Don't leave "free money" on the table! If your employer matches your 401(k) or any other savings plan, save at least the amount required to earn the maximum match.

Monday, January 14, 2013

  • Health: Live healthy. Eat fewer calories and more nutrient-dense foods and engage in physical activity.
  • Wealth: Learn more about personal finance: get a book from a library, take a class, and visit the eXtension personal finance Web site

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

  • Health: Balance calories with physical activity. When you use your feet more, you can eat more.
  • Wealth: Understand financial lifecycle stages. For example, people can save less to reach a financial goal (e.g., $500,000 at age 65) and generally tolerate more investment risk in their 20s than their 50s.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

  • Health: Eat foods rich in vitamin C every day 2 protect against certain cancers and other diseases. You can get Vitamin C from oranges, cantaloupe, grapefruit, strawberries, and tomatoes.
  • Wealth: Know your investment risk tolerance. Higher investment returns generally come with a higher risk of financial loss. Take this Rutgers Cooperative Extension quiz.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

  • Health: Consider eating fish twice or more a week. Omega 3 fatty acids in certain fish can boost heart health and reduce your risk for a heart attack
  • Wealth: Think positively about your finances. Every small step makes a difference. Do what the SSHW Challenge suggests and save $1 a day plus loose change and learn one new thing about personal finance

Friday, January 18, 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013

  • Health: Eat plenty of tomatoes and tomato-based products. Tomatoes are a rich source of lycopene, a potent antioxidant that may reduce certain cancers.
  • Wealth: Check your medical bills carefully. Studies indicate that many contain errors. Keep a log of health care services received and request an itemized bill.

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