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Bargain Fever
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Laine Bergeson compiles some compelling statistics around spending from Mark Ellwoods new book, Bargain Fever.
An illustrated person holds up a credit card.
By Jon Spayde
Three financial experts offer advice — and hope — handling the unique stress of credit-card debt.
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
Many people donate money or time to charities this time of year, but one Twin Cities man decided he'd give $1,000 away — to complete strangers. At the Mall of America.
Illustration people with bills
By Courtney Helgoe
Author and financial educator Ruth Hayden explains the "four cornerstones" of a healthy partnership, and how they can relieve the stress of sharing a financial life.
illustration of man and woman sitting on a couch with backs to each other and thought bubbles with fingers pointing at each other
By Courtney Helgoe
Financial expert Ruth Hayden helps couples move beyond their money issues. In this first of two installments, she explains why we fight about finances — and how to find common ground.
By Casie Leigh Lukes
Editorial intern Casie Lukes on how she's rethinking her spending habits — with the health and wellness of others in mind.
By Heidi Wachter
Our core stories and experiences shape our financial belief systems.
By Mark Hyman, MD
Dr. Mark Hyman examines the connections of politics, money, and our healthcare system — and what we can do about it.
cut up credit card
By Brian Johnson
Financial expert Dave Ramsey offers practical advice on how to overhaul your financial life.
By Anjula Razdan
Senior health editor Anjula Razdan offers advice on how to eat well without breaking the bank.
A woman thinks next to a calendar and flying money.
By Jon Spayde
Do you find yourself living paycheck to paycheck—no matter how much money you make? Here’s how to get ahead of the game, and stay there.
Crazy Sexy Kitchen
By Experience Life Staff
Kris Carr's 12 tips on thrifty grocery shopping for healthy food.
Tips to become free from material possessions
By Jon Spayde
If you're hanging out with pals who have a lot more money to spend than you do, it can be awkward. Money expert Ruth Hayden offers rich advice.
Present wrapped with someone holding it
By Joseph Hart
Eight strategies for saner holiday giving.
By Experience Life Staff
Financial therapist Bari Tessler-Linden shares the story of how her Conscious Bookkeeping approach came to life in this behind the scenes video from our March 2010 cover shoot.
Health on a Budget
By Joseph Hart
OK, money’s tight. But your health is invaluable. So where can you scrimp, and where should you spend wisely? Here’s how to make the money-saving decisions that are right for your budget — and your body.
bari tessler
By Jamie Martin
Financial therapist Bari Tessler-Linden helps people manage their money by first exploring their thoughts, values and beliefs.
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By Catherine Guthrie
The worry, distraction and shame associated with debt can take an emotional and physical toll on our health. Here’s a look at the confounding factors that make debt such an oppressive source of stress, and some tips on how you can break free.
mar09 coverage
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Personal experience led finance guru Jean Chatzky to discover the deep link between financial security and a healthy, happy life. Now she’s helping the rest of us make the connection.
Penny-Wise
By Erin Peterson
When the economy takes a hit, we’re prone to making panicked decisions about money. Here are four common money mistakes people make in lean times — and how to avoid them.
husband and wife
By Courtney Helgoe
Determined to take charge of your finances this year? Having trouble sticking to a budget — or balancing your checkbook? Try Conscious Bookkeeping.
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