The Budget Life Blog - Page #4

June 21st, 2010

Life insurance is a necessity if you want the peace of mind of knowing your family will be financially cared for in the event that you pass on earlier than expected. However, life insurance can get expensive, depending on a number of factors. That's because you have to pay regular premiums in order to [...]

April 13th, 2010

Image source: paul bridgewater Independent organizations and government programs all over the world are making it easier and easier for people to recycle, which is great news for planetary advocates everywhere. Nowadays, you probably don't even have to sort your recyclables into groups or place them in [...]

March 31st, 2010

Image source: floodkoff Many people delight in choosing and eating healthy foods. They pore over organic quinoa choices at the local co-op, eye up colorful bunches of fresh kale at the farmers' market, and whip up light meals that are perfect balances of whole grains, vegetables, [...]

March 24th, 2010

Image source: adria.richards When you're staring at organic and conventional products side-by-side in the grocery store and you realize that you still have to pay your mortgage and health bills this month, the choice of what to buy seems easy: go for the conventional. But not so fast. We all know that organic products are more [...]

March 17th, 2010

Image source: lymang "Low fat". "Sugar Free". "No Salt Added". Walk down any grocery store isle and you'll be bombarded with messages promoting the health benefits of everything from skim milk to diet soda. Marketers have taken the public's obsession with health and weight and used it to launch "healthy" versions of just about everything. Many grocery [...]

March 8th, 2010

Image source: Tweeteronix In these tough financial times, people tend to try out new ways of cutting back on their expenses. One emerging trend is to follow certain feeds on Twitter. The popular social media site contains a wealth of information on saving money. Twitterers from all over the country share tips and discounts at a [...]

February 28th, 2010

Photo by focusoft Times are tough, and we could all stand to save a little money. Some folks find themselves resorting to more creative methods of setting a few dollars aside for a rainy day — using cheaper "mystery ingredients" in their cooking, stealing the neighbor's paper for extra coupons, and even not bathing, to name [...]

February 23rd, 2010

Photo by Pink Sherbet Photography While there's something to be said for being happy with one's body image, it can't change the fact that being overweight can lead to quite the number of health issues. Because of this, a lot of folks find themselves needing or wanting to lose weight. However, weight loss can be a [...]

January 27th, 2010

There are quite a few reasons to skip out on a gym membership &#151 it's expensive, you don't have the time for it, there isn't one in your area, or you might just feel uncomfortable working out in front of all those people. Whatever it is, you don't necessarily have to settle for being unfit [...]

January 24th, 2010

There are a lot of very healthy foods out there, and nutritionists have been kind enough to let you know which ones to eat. After a while, though, their advice seems to all sound the same, and you start hearing the same foods over and over again. However, there are loads of foods that aren't [...]