Health, Wealth Resolutions Have Much In Common

Jalene Hahn |

It’s the start of a new year, which means it’s time to make—and hopefully begin to implement—New Year’s resolutions. Eating healthier, getting more exercise and saving more money are among the most popular.

They remind me of a program developed in 2003 by Barbara O’Neill and Karen Ensle of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service called “Small Steps to Health and Wealth.”

While the book is out of print, there is still a fabulous website,, you can use to implement your own program. The premise is that behaviors gained to help live a healthier life can also be used to improve financial health.

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