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Forget Spring Break. It’s time for a different springtime party: It’s
Economic Stimulus 2k8, baby! WHOOO!!! Lady Diet is not one for political
statements, so I’m not going to preface this podcast with any jokes
whatsoever about the state of our economy and the Big Man behind the curtain.
The fact remains that many of us will be receiving a check from everyone’s
favorite uncle, Uncle Sam, and, as per usual, we shouldn’t spend it all in
one place. So what can you do to use this presumably free money for good,
rather than evil?
Listen up to find out some healthy ways to proceed with your economically
1. Be a local hero. Ok, so if you go to the local chain grocery
store for all your needs, you might be saving on gas. But let’s focus on ways
you can help your local economy AND yourself at the same time. Heading to a
local baker for your bread needs, a farmer’s market for your fruits and
veggies, and a butcher shop for your meats will SAVE you money, insure
freshness and quality, and contribute to your local economy. Most of
these specialty shops do offer you better prices than the big grocery stores,
so scope it out!
2. Buy a garden. I know we’re talking about Bush, but I’m not
talking about Busch Gardens. Want to invest in a way to eat in the future?
Use your check to pick up some basic gardening tools and some seeds for
planting. Tomatoes, green beans, carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, cabbage, kale…
even strawberries or raspberries. The gift that keeps on giving is certainly
a yummy garden of healthy foods.
3. Purchase some home health tools. Small mom-and-pop pharmacies
are a great place to pick up a new heart rate monitor, pedometer, ice packs
(for your well-exercised joints) and vitamins. Browse the aisles of your
local pharmacy for some goods that will be good for you!
4. Save it. Give yourself the gift of a healthy peace of mind.
Americans have appallingly low savings right now, which could result in
instant devastation should an emergency come up. Putting your check right
into the bank to gain interest could very well be in YOUR best interest.
Foresight is rarely 20/20, so take this step towards saving and it will be a
step in the right direction for your future.
I know you’re all seeing “FREE MONEY” flashing before your eyes and even from
here I can see you licking your lips with anticipation! But avoid the desire
to splurge on a flat-screen TV or a hot new ringtone with your ensuing
government checks. Be smart with your Bush Money and you’ll be stimulating
your happiness and your health!
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