The Plan to Get Rich While Losing Weight

Put a stop to debt stress and take control of your health with this plan from financial expert Ric Edelman.

The Plan to Get Rich While Losing Weight

Step 1: Rob Your Unhealthy Habits

What keeps many people from getting rich and healthy are the unhealthy habits that they use to cope with the fact that they aren't rich and healthy. This creates a cycle that repeats itself. A new way to look at these unhealthy habits is as your untapped source of income. Take the money you normally would spend on cigarettes, fast food and soda and shift it to save not only for your future, but also for the things that keep you healthy. You'll be amazed at how cutting your spending on just a few unhealthy habits quickly adds up in the bank.

Step 2: Take Healthy Shortcuts

There are unlikely places you can save money on things that keep you healthy, from your supermarket to your pharmacy. By making small changes, you can save hundreds of dollars, and by putting those into a savings account you can turn that into thousands. Here are a few shortcuts to take:

  • Cut your grocery bill by going meatless two days a week. Vegetables are a lot cheaper than meats, plus they are full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. You don't need to become a vegetarian, but cutting meat from your diet just two days a week can save you $400 per year. Invested right, that can grow into $2,500 in five years.
  • Save on your prescriptions by asking your doctor to prescribe twice the dosage and then cut the pills in half. For example, if you need 5 mg of a certain medication, you might be able to get your doctor to write a prescription for 10 mg and cut the pills in half, reducing your cost by 50% but giving you two doses for the price of one. You should cut only pills that are FDA approved for splitting. Never split a capsule or extended-release medication, and always check with your doctor or pharmacist first.

Step 3: Run Your Home Like a Business

All big decisions should be made at the kitchen table. Your home needs a board of directors, and all big financial decisions (any purchase over $100) should be made by the committee, meaning you and your partner. This eliminates the chances of impulse splurges. Make a standing appointment with your partner to sit at the kitchen table once a week and make the decision together. This will make you a happier, wealthier couple.

This plan was originally created for Dr. Oz's Truth Tube. See how Kimberly took control of her finances and health. Plus, get past expert Truth Tube plans here

7 Essential Items to Have for a Pandemic Date, According to a Relationship Expert

Celebrity divorce attorney and relationship expert Vikki Ziegler says you should treat COVID-19 like an STD.

Just when we thought relationships and dating could not get any more complicated, the pandemic took this matter to a whole new level. Celebrity divorce attorney and relationship expert, Vikki Ziegler receives an abundance of questions about this exact topic, every single day. Her fans and followers message her via her social media channels, in the hopes of finding the right way to safely date during these times. So, if this topic has crossed your mind, rest assured you are not alone.

For those who used to "swipe left and right," on the regular, Vikki recommends slowing down for the time being, no matter what type of antibacterial wipes are being used between your swipes. Serial dating during COVID-19 can be dangerous and also very selfish at the same time. This might be a good time to either take a break from dating altogether, or invest more time in one relationship and being monogamous, at least for right now. "Everyone should treat COVID-19 as they do an STD, while dating and practice safe EVERYTHING, even beyond just intimacy," says Ziegler. "This will simplify the process and make the do's and don'ts much less complex."

She recommends that new partners keep the dating virtual prior to both being tested and or having the vaccine. "Screendating" can still be both fun and safe at the same time. She suggests that you still wear your favorite new dress, get that fresh haircut or blowout and act as though you are still going out, even if the date is happening in the privacy of your own home. She has suggested some ideas such as virtual movie nights, happy hours, cooking classes, and the most obvious, the at-home and virtual dining date. This would entail both partners ordering food to each of their respective homes, but using the same menu as if they were dining in person.

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