Author: Daniel Stewart

7 Ways Stress does your Mind and Body Good

Growing up, we were always told not to worry about things we couldn’t control. Regardless of whether worrying about whether that baseball game would get rained out, worrying about that plane getting in on time, and worrying about the grade on that test were all things virtually out of our control. Despite the warnings, we stressed about this anyways. These and so many more issues kept us up ...

Foreclosure Do’s and Don’ts

The thought of moving from a home that you’ve invested in for years seems unbearable. You’re exhausted and you’ve run out of resources to make the mortgage payments. Sometimes moving on is the best solution. The truth is, there is no easy step-by-step instruction for knowing when it’s time to foreclose. But the signs are there. And the voice in your head is telling you, the condition isn’t going t...

High Blood Pressure and Financial Stress: What’s the Connection?

Hypertension, AKA high blood pressure is rampant today. With an increase in obesity and sedentary living, along with plenty of fast and processed food, it is no wonder. Most people reading this will either have high blood pressure or know a friend or family member who does. The connection between high blood pressure and stress is real. Whether it be relationship stress, job stress or even financia...

Car Insurance Shopping Tips: How to Get the Best Rates

Purchasing car insurance is one of those things that takes a little time, especially if you want to find the best deal. When buying a car, it is good to carefully shop around. However, many car owners fail to apply the same level of care when purchasing insurance. It pays to look for opportunities that will help keep your costs down without necessarily sacrificing protection. You can end up paying...

Reverse Mortgage Dangers to Avoid

If you are over the age of 62 and experiencing financial stress, then you may be tempted to consider a reverse mortgage. For very few, these mortgages may be a good idea. Consider the case of Mary who talked to a reverse mortgage provider. They offered her a line of credit she could use in whatever way she desired. Secondly, they offered her flexibility on paying back the mortgage and even said th...

Chronic Stress and Your Brain: The Bad News

Chronic stress is pretty commonplace these days. We live in a very tense age and seem almost to thrive on stress. Although many things can cause stress, one common stressor is money. Financial anxiety seems to be at an almost epidemic level. Stress has an impact on all areas of your life, including your health. In fact, a recent study states that the impact of stress on the brain is very worrisome...

Girl Raises Money to Help Pay Brother’s Medical Bill

Wonder kid Addison Witulski surprised everyone by helping her  7-year old brother who  suffers from Wolff-Parkinson White (WPW) syndrome . She spearheaded a fundraising effort for her brother’s medical bills. According to medical site Heart Racing, WPW is a rare electrical system disorder. Symptoms associated with WPM include severe shortness of breath and pain in the chest. Unstable patient...

Car Lease Negotiation Tips and Tricks

More people than ever before are leasing vehicles with the average new car in America costing $33,560. A person is paying an average of $405 for that lease which is over $80 cheaper than the average car note per month. Over 78 percent of FIATS, 70 percent of BMWs, 68 percent of Land Rovers, 67 percent of Mercedes Benzes and 64 percent of Audis are leased. If you are thinking about a car lease, her...

Financial Stress Leads to PTSD, Study Says

Is financial stress in your life out of control?  If so, then it’s important that you understand why the enormous anxiety you feel is taking toll on your emotions and your physical well-being. Initially diagnosed with a condition that affected combat veterans returning from the Vietnam War, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is now being attached to issues in personal finance. A study conducted...

How Babies are Stressed Because Their Parents are Stressed

Studies have shown that stressful environments can lead to babies under the age of one growing up to be less developed in flexibility and creativity. Prior to a recent groundbreaking study on the subject, researchers had already found that adults under stress tended to choose habitual options for just about everything even when a better alternative had presented itself. So they decided to see if t...

The Interview Checklist You Need

The phone rings, you are asked to come for an interview. Immediately you start thinking of how to prepare. You begin answering mock questions in front of the mirror, review your resume and research your potential employer over and over again. All of these things are a normal part of preparing for an interview. But, are you doing all the right things? Take a look at this interview checklist that wi...

Sex Ed is Required: Why Isn’t Financial Education?

Parent’s can probably remember the day that their kids came home and told them that they were learning about the birds and bees in school. It was probably a normal and natural reaction for parents to feel a bit shocked and at the same time relieved. Schools providing basic sex education at a level that kids could understand prepares them for the future, and hopefully, they would avoid costly...

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