Understanding Fats and carbohydrates and their role in a healthy diet

images (1)In recent times it would give the impression that fats and carbohydrates have both gotten a bad rap. First it was fat that was the culprit in all dietary ills, and low fat diets were all the rage. Then the two switched places, with carbohydrates being the bad guys and fat reigning supreme. Read more

The Basic Monthly Budget Worksheet Everyone Should Have

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A personal or household budget is an itemized list of expected income and expenses that helps you to plan for how your money will be spent or saved as well as track your actual spending habits. Though the word budget has taken on a more negative connotation over the years invoking an image of pinching pennies or limited spending, a budget is really just a tool – and a great tool at that – to gain better and more accurate insight into your spending habits. Read more

The Relation between Diets and Gout

imagesGout is a very common disease among the elderly and people with weight problems. The disease predominantly affects men and it has the highest incidence among people with ages over 50. Although gout has a pronounced hereditary character, people who follow “unhealthy” diets are very susceptible to developing the disease as well. Read more

How to Pave the Way to an Early Retirement

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If retiring early sounds like a dream reserved for millionaires, let me assure you that it doesn’t need to be.  In fact, there are many people out there working toward retiring early, some as early as age 50.  There is not one special secret to retiring earlyor finding some great investment to sink your money into; retiring early requires a combination of financial discipline, a strong strategy, and aligning your resources. Read more