Health and Wellness

Figuring out your priorities

Advertisers try very hard to convince us that we "need" their products and services. Our challenge is to know the difference between our real needs (food, shelter, clothing, transportation) and our "wants" (bigger TV, new CD player, the latest fashions, flashy car) and to find the right balance in our spending. Financial problems cause stress, so it's important to avoid over-spending. Create a meaningful budget - Write out a budget for yourself. Is it realistic? Have you planned what to do with the money left over for your "wants"? Which "wants" are most important to you?

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