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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?