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Is your money making you sick?
Is your money making you sick?

Money is loaded with every kind of germ and bacteria out there — we knew that. But there are other, more hidden ways money can be affecting your overall health.

You carry a credit card balance: Having relationship troubles? Your unpaid credit card balances could be to blame. A recent study found that 37 percent of respondents cited debt, including credit card balances, for problems in their relationships. Solution: Be honest with loved ones about your debt, and work together to create a plan to pay off credit card bills and other unpaid balances.

You own a home you can’t afford: The number of foreclosures across the country isn’t just bad for the economy; it’s taking its toll on the nation’s mental health, too. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine interviewed 250 homeowners who were going through foreclosure proceedings, and found that 37 percent had symptoms associated with major depression. Solution: Don’t buy a house that will require you to spend more than 30 percent of your salary.

You buy groceries with a credit card: You’re more likely to give in to the impulse to fill your shopping cart with cookies, cakes and other unhealthy foods if you pay with plastic. In fact, a study published in the Journal of Consumer Research found that consumers who paid for food with credit cards were more likely to choose unhealthy foods and consume more than those who paid with cash. Solution: At the grocery store, carry cash — and a shopping list. And of course, never shop when hungry.

KAFE Kritters

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Robin, the skinny kitty

Meet Robin, an 8-year-young, male tabby. Robin is a truly affectionate cat who wants to spend his time rubbing against…

Kuma

Kuma, the plush kitty

She’s SO soft!

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Whatcom Humane Society Info

Link to their web site here.

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Whatcom Humane Society New Location and Hours

The Whatcom Humane Society is now in its new location! The new WHS location is at 2172 Division Street, Bellingham,…