Healthy Habits Save Money
Updated: Monday, October 28 2013, 06:51 AM CDT
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Getting in shape doesn't just help your body, it can also be a good thing for your bank account. Here are some healthy habits to adopt from Kiplinger Magazine.
Bulking up on veggies, beans, grains and eggs, and instead making meat a condiment, can save you a huge chunk on your grocery bill. For example, the amount of money it costs to buy one pound of ground beef to make four hamburgers, you could instead get one pound of spaghetti, one pound of tomatoes, and a quarter pound of ground beef to make pasta.
Also, bring your lunch to work instead of spending $2 or $3 on snacks out of the vending machine. Ditch soda. The average price for a two-liter is $1.57. The typical American drinks 44 gallons a year. That adds up to $131 per year.
Finally, just say no to smoking. The average cost for a pack of cigarettes is $6. If you smoke a pack a week, that adds up to $315 per year.
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