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Sunday, February 21, 2010

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. - Zig Ziglar

  • Health: Meet yourself halfway. Decrease portion sizes by half and save calories and money.
  • Wealth: Use gas sites like to find the lowest gas prices in your area.

Monday, February 22, 2010

The question for each man to settle is not what he would do if he had the means, time, influence and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things he has. - Hamilton Wright Mabee

  • Health: Walk to a co-worker's desk instead of emailing, texting, or calling them.
  • Wealth: Use unexpected money wisely. Raises, bonuses, tax refunds, and other "extra" money can be put into savings or toward a necessary purchase.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try. - Dennis DeYoung

  • Health: Try a green salad for lunch or dinner instead of fries.
  • Wealth: Entertainment books or sites like are great ways to get discounts.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The more you prepare, the luckier you appear. - Terry Josephson

  • Health: Try eating at least two vegetables with dinner to meet the goal of eating at least 4 cups of fruits and vegetables per day.
  • Wealth: Save on clothes dryer sheets by using half a sheet at a time instead of a whole one.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

He is poor who does not feel content. - Japanese proverb

  • Health: Get a whole grain head start with oatmeal or whole grain cereal in the morning.
  • Wealth: If you can exercise regularly without a gym membership OR if you don't go to the gym despite having a membership, cancel that membership. If you DO use the gym regularly, see if you qualify for discounted rates or sales promotions.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Resolve to keep happy and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. - Helen Keller

  • Health: Microwave a sweet potato for a delicious side dish.
  • Wealth: Don't forget to budget "fun" money. Look for free or inexpensive entertainment options such as DVDs from a library, community concerts, local theater productions, and state parks.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. - Unknown

  • Health: Explore new physical activities. Look for online exercise tips or exercise DVDs at the library.
  • Wealth: Mind the 20% limit. Keep consumer debt payments (not including mortgage or rent) below 20% of your take-home (net) income. Example: $200 of debt divided by $1,800 net income = 11%.