Bad habits can cost you money, but did you know that good habits can actually save you money? Here are 5 ways to be healthy and help your bottom line:
Pack Your Lunch
Dining out in general adds up quickly and can drain your wallet. Not to mention, the food you typically get is not the best for you either. So instead, pack a lunch and throw in some fruit and veggies for snacks to avoid vending machines, too.
Make Coffee At Home
There’s nothing wrong with grabbing a coffee from your local coffee shop every once in a while. But if you go weekly or more, it can be expensive. And it can be bad for your health if you’re getting drinks regularly with cream, whipped cream, or flavored syrups. So if you need caffeine, brew your coffee at home and keep the additions to it minimal.
Take Advantage of Wellness Programs
If your employer offers it, be sure to participate in the wellness program. There may be medical discounts, such as reduced insurance premiums, involved when you do participate in enough wellness activities. Plus, the bonus is that it should help you get or remain healthy.
Dining out in general is expensive; on top of that portions are usually excessively large. So when you’re out with a friend or significant other, split a meal. If that doesn’t quite cut it, split a meal and a small plate/appetizer. It will save you money and calories.
Author Elaina Johannessen is a Program Director with LSS Financial Counseling.