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Ways to Save on Your Health and Fitness Budget

45 Ways to Save on Your Health and Fitness Budget – “Saving on Necessities” Series

“An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away” should not be your health and fitness budget plan.If only it were that easy! Sure, apples are a healthy addition to any diet, but there’s usually a little more than an apple required for most of us to stay healthy and fit from day to day.

There are lots of ways to save in this category, while still properly taking care of your health. That is key. Cutting corners to save a bit of money while being sickly is not an option here.

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Ways to Save on Stress Relieving Activities

13 Ways to Save on Stress Relieving Activities

It’s important to take care of yourself and your mental health. But how can you save money while lowering your stress? It’s actually quite easy. There are so many possibilities, but you must schedule the time to treat yourself. So many of us put ourselves last, and that’s got to change. Here are some ways to lower your stress, enjoy some “me-time,” and fit it all into your “health and fitness” budget. 13 ways to save on stress relieving activities Save…

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11 Ways to Save on Exercise and Equipment

Want to get fit and improve your physical health? You can do just that, and it doesn’t have to make or break your budget. There are ways to save on exercise. Plus, you can actually enjoy the process. Read on for some ways to get the most out of your workouts while sticking to your budget. 11 ways to save on exercise and equipment Brainstorm exercises. Take fifteen to twenty minutes and write down any type of exercise (sports included) that…

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Ways to Save on Healthier Foods

10 Ways to Save on Healthier Foods

We all could use some food fixes in our diet. It can seem like all the junk food is the only way to stay within your budget. But that’s simply not true. Fortunately, there are ways to save on healthier foods out there. Here are some tips for adding healthier foods to your diet while saving money. 10 ways to save on healthier foods Discover the healthier foods that are consistently affordable at your local grocery store.  This is a great…

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Ways to Save at the Doctor's Office and Pharmacy

11 Ways to Save at the Doctor’s Office and Pharmacy

We all could use some doctor deals and discounts. You’re in luck! There are doctor deals and discounts out there. You just have to know how to find them. Here are some ways to get the best deals for medical appointments, prescriptions, and health care supplies. 11 ways to save at the doctor’s office and pharmacy Make Sure Your Doctor is “In Network.” First off, you want to go to an in-network doctor so your insurance pays the most possible…

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Our Family Budget Results on My One-Year Quitting Anniversary

Our Family Budget Results on My One-Year Quitting Anniversary

My last day working in the corporate world as a salaried employee was August 31, 2017. I can’t believe it’s already been a whole year! That means I officially made it to my one-year quitting anniversary. My husband called it my “Quit-iversary” because he loves portmanteaus. 😜 He has also been the sole breadwinner for our family this past year because of me. As an elementary school teacher, he was pretty concerned about this situation, and the added pressure on…

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Make your own farmhouse table - part 2

Make Your Own Farmhouse Table for $75 – Part 2: Finishing the wood

So you now have a farmhouse table with unfinished wood. (If you don’t and want to make your own, get instructions here. Or if you have any project with unfinished wood, read on for simple instructions to finish it.) That table wood definitely needs to be finished before use. Otherwise, you’re going to stain or scratch the table with things that you did not want to stain and scratch it with. Like food, crayons, water rings, milk, any liquids soaking…

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Make your own farmhouse table for $75

Make Your Own Farmhouse Table for $75

Our family dining table seated only 4 people comfortably. If we had any guests, it was embarrassingly small. We’d have to set up a folding table to make enough room. You can see what I mean in the image below.  That little dining table was bought for my first apartment after graduating from college.  I think I bought it and the dining room chairs for about $200 from Kmart nearly a decade and a half ago! So I did some…

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