It Pays to Be a Good Neighbor

Posted on 09/23/2013 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsThis Saturday, Sept. 28, is National Good Neighbor Day.  Who knew?  Of course, being a good neighbor every day of the year is always the right thing to do, but bonding with your neighbors can also help fatten your wallet. Here’s how: Membership Warehouse Club: Shopping at membership warehouse stores can save you some serious money, but what family can actually eat a 10-pound block of cheese? Who has space to store 50 rolls of toilet paper?  Consider joining forces with …

Getting Paid to Lose Weight?

Posted on 06/3/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthIs your job at one of the “third of U.S. companies” to offer financial incentives for losing weight and getting healthy? Check out this story from USA Today that I found highly interesting – mostly because I would definitely be swayed to hit the gym for a little cash incentive! It sounds great at first glance, right? Why wouldn’t people get moving and choose the salad instead of the fries for lunch if it meant they’d not only be getting …

Work it!

Posted on 03/4/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthCheck out this story from the New York Times today. According to the article, the “graying of the gym” is a phenomenon happening before our very eyes. Get this: gym membership among adults aged 55 and up rose to 10.5 million in 2008 – up from 1.5 million in 1987! That makes this group the fastest growing segment of the gym-goer population, according to annual surveys by the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association. There are classes being offered specifically …