Teen spending, status symbols and the high price of fitting in

Kids are subjected to as many as 5,000 advertisements a day, according to Nathan Dungan, financial educator and founder of Share Save Spend. “Companies play on kids’ insecurities and their need to belong,” he says. Kids have become walking billboards with sports and designer logos emblazoned across their shirts, hats and backpacks. Glitzy, sensual ads…

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Water Live Well

H20 Drinking tap water costs less than a penny per glass. Yet, in 2012, Americans spent $11.8 billion on bottled water — nearly 2,000 times the cost of tap water, according to the Beverage Marketing Corporation. Many consumers choose bottled water over tap because it’s more convenient or they prefer…

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Weight Work

Strength training isn’t just for body builders or competitive athletes looking to bulk up. People of all ages and abilities can improve their overall health by integrating weightlifting into their weekly workouts. Resistance-based exercises can be performed using free weights, kettle bells, tubing, weight machines, or even your own body…

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Yellow Super Fruit

Lemons do more than add flavor to food and drinks or a fresh scent to your cleaning products. They provide powerful antioxidants that can help you build a stronger immune system and fight off diseases. Lemons are rich in Vitamin C, citric acid, folate, potassium and fiber. For centuries, they…

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