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New Year’s Resolutions, V

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31. Keep track of every movie I watch – I’m doing this on the same page as my books. I’ve also added a category for new music tastes, too.

32. Pay off Chase card – this one will be done at the end of January. I am SO excited about this.

33. Pay off Capital One card (2008 will be my year-outta-credit-card-debt) – This one might be July or August, but it *will* be taken care of this year!

34. Cut out sugar (and all sugar substitutes) for at least a week – I mentioned the sweet tooth before and think this could be a start to cutting out most of the sugar in my life. I know that a week isn’t really long enough to make a total change, but I can start somewhere right?

35. If I make it through the week, try for a month – see above.

36. Cut out fast food for an entire month – so not even once a week like the beginning of the list said. I swear the stuff is addictive.

37. Eat like a vegetarian for an entire month – I don’t eat a lot of meat, but I do eat some, so I think cutting it out would be really interesting.

38. Visit five new states – I’ll be visiting both Atlanta, GA and Columbia, SC in January. I’ll be able to hit the states around there after I move. If I drive myself out there to move, I’ll get this number doubled in no time!

39. Visit a foreign country – I am hoping Greece. Mexico would do.

40. Begin nose job research – this is something I’ve wanted for years but never looked seriously into. I think it’s about time. I hate my nose.

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Intro to Two for Tuesdays

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Two aspects of health that many women don’t normally consider include your relationships with other people and your finances, but if you think about it, both can have very positive and very negative effects on your health!

Think about it; if your marriage is struggling, your head hurts, your shoulders ache, your stomach grumbles and growls no matter what you eat. Your physical health is clearly dependent upon your mental and emotional health. If your finances are tight, you probably aren’t eating a lot of fresh fruits & vegetables, vital to a healthy diet. You might be using the McDonald’s drive-thru more often than you would otherwise and your health definitely pays for that.

While I don’t have any fantastic articles this week, I wanted you to start thinking about the fact that your mental & emotional health are very closely related to your physical health!

Just for kicks though, here are a couple of financial tips I’ve learned in the past year that are worthy of being shared here:
1. Pay off your credit cards before other debts. The interest rates on credit cards is normally twice (if not three or four) times as much as other debts – get these out of the way as soon as you can!
2. Buy certain everyday items used! DVD‘s, CD‘s, books, sporting equipment and even clothes can cost significantly less if you buy them gently used. I have found (new with tags!) $50 pants from The Gap for $7 at the Goodwill because I’m willing to wear used!
3. Money is important, but it’s not everything. You can get buy being broke. I promise!

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