The Fourth of July is an occasion to celebrate America’s independence and the freedoms that we enjoy as citizens of this country. But in “the land of the free and the home of the brave,” many Americans are struggling from a lack of financial freedom, and suffering from the fear and anxiety of not having enough financial security.
Even if you like exercise, it can be a drudge. But there are plenty of ways to mix up your regime to make it more joyful. Here is what works for readers, athletes and fitness experts.
Wellness is a concept that has found its way into more and more corners of American life. At its heart, wellness is about adopting practices—like exercising more and eating healthy—that help you live a better life. These practices can also help you improve your financial life, under the rubric of “financial wellness.” This concept is about changing financial behaviors and adopting more effective money habits to secure financial stability and financial freedom.
It’s no secret that making better choices improves our overall physical, mental and emotional well-being . Creating good habits contributes to increased success in our daily lives and it makes us feel good, and that all starts in the morning. Here’s how to build a successful, efficient morning routine that will help you take control of your day — and your life.
After a lifetime of work, many older Americans have built up a substantial sum in assets. At the same time, they’re unlikely to accumulate
much additional wealth. For that reason, protecting the assets they already have becomes especially important.
December’s consumer price data add to a picture of inflation, across a broad range of definitions, coming down.
Self-doubt is a pervasive and often paralyzing concern, and research has repeatedly shown that it can impact women more than men. So what makes high-achievers power through their self-doubt? According to the author’s research, they focus on building up their courage, not their confidence. She offers three strategies to help take bold actions in the face of self-doubt and fear.
Want to be bolder in 2023? Start by clarifying your purpose. Before you take any action, spend some time reflecting on your values and what is most important to you. Visualize where you want to be in 12 months and the kind of life you want to live. Once these goals are clearer, work to create an action plan and write it down.
Parenthood can be both wonderfully rewarding and frighteningly challenging. Children give gifts only a parent can understand—from sticky-finger hugs to heartfelt pleas to tag along on Saturday morning errands. You raise them with a clear goal that you secretly dread will actually take place—that someday they will be grown, independent, and ready to move out on their own, and your work will be over.
One of my most self-aware friends said of a habit he’d like to change recently: “First, I have to get sick of myself; then I have to get sick of getting sick of myself; then I have to complain about it for a while; then I’ll actually change.”