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A few years ago, my best friend said something that really stuck with me. The gist was this: It doesn’t matter whether you make $ 25,000 or $ 100,000 a year — you’ll still feel like you don’t have enough money.

That’s easy for someone making $ 100,000 to say, I thought at the time.

But here’s the thing. She was right. In the span of a few years, I went from being an intern to a legit professional. My salary doubled, but I was still living paycheck to paycheck.

The reason? Lifestyle creep.

“People who see their income increase, a lot of times they’re just not that much better off,” says Brian Madgett, head of consumer education at New York Life. “Because as your income changes, you give yourself permission to spend more money.”

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You buy nicer clothes. You upgrade your living arrangements. You go on vacations. You pay for conveniences.

That permission slip can quickly lead to debt, especially if you give yourself the green light to spend beyond your means.

“You often see an increase in consumer debt when that salary increases (because) that increased salary gives someone the confidence to say, ‘Hey, we can buy this. We don’t have the money in the bank right now, but we’re confident that over time, we can pay that off,’” Madgett says.

Jumping off that roller coaster of large spending, new debt, large spending, new debt can be difficult. But curbing lifestyle creep in your 20s and 30s, when you’ll likely see your biggest wage increases, can give you more financial freedom down the road.

Don’t worry. No one expects you to have three roommates and live off ramen noodles for the rest of your life. Some lifestyle upgrades are OK. These tips will help you keep it from going too far.

COUNT YOUR MONEY

When you’re broke, you keep a close eye on every dollar. But that vigilance can fade when you have some cash to spare. Suddenly, your checking account is tapped and you have no idea where the money went.

Tracking your spending, via an app or an old-fashioned spreadsheet, will keep you tuned in to where your money is going. Then you can make informed decisions around your spending, like whether you really want to shell out that much money on takeout.

PLAN FOR INDULGENCES

Tom and Donna (RIP “Parks and Recreation”) know not to “Treat Yo Self” every day. Instead, make it special. And make it part of your plan. Carve out room in your budget for fun and set aside funds for things like vacations, concerts or big purchases.

You’ll enjoy indulging more when you know you have the money set aside, Madgett says.

“Some of the most successful people, lifestylewise — the ones who don’t have any stressors around money — bucket out money for all the things they want to spend on,” he says.

KEEP PACE WITH SAVINGS

If your income (and spending) increases, your savings should, too. This applies regardless of lifestyle creep, because living generally gets more expensive as you get older — you might buy a house, you might have babies, you might run into medical issues or have to care for an aging parent.

So get in the habit of bumping up your savings as you go.

“Set up regularly occurring automatic transfers to your retirement account, emergency fund and any other savings accounts,” says Logan Allec, a certified public accountant and owner of personal finance site Money Done Right.

And increase those contributions every time you get a raise. Otherwise, your savings might not keep up with your lifestyle, Madgett says.

“If you’re not taking a close look at your savings, you could wake up in 20 years with savings based on the income you had 20 years ago,” he says.

You don’t need to bank the full amount, he says. If you get a 10% raise, for example, bump up your savings by 5% and give yourself permission to spend the rest.

IGNORE THE JONESES

Don’t get lured into someone else’s lifestyle, whether it’s a colleague, a close friend or an Instagram influencer. Instead, keep your eyes on your prize — the financial goals you’ve set for yourself.

“It’s way too easy to fall into the trap of keeping up with those around us because we want to look as successful as they do,” says Steve Adcock, founder of ThinkSaveRetire.com. “The Joneses are probably broke because they are trying to keep up with their neighbors.”

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This column was provided to The Associated Press by the personal finance website NerdWallet. Kelsey Sheehy is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: ksheehy@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @kelseylsheehy.

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Holistic pharmacist Sherry Torkos is an author and health enthusiast with a passion for prevention. She graduated with honors from the Philadelphia college of pharmacy and science in 1992.

She has been practicing pharmacy using an integrative approach, combining conventional and complementary therapies to optimize health and prevent disease.

As a leading health expert, she has delivered hundreds of lectures and has authored 18 books and booklets.


Q: IN WHAT WAYS HAS MIDDLE AGES MEDICINE INFLUENCED MODERN MEDICINE?

A: Medicine in the Middle Ages was rooted in ancient Greek tradition and the greatest physician of that time was Hippocrates, known as the founder of medicine, who based his practice on observations and study of the human body with the belief that illness has a physical and rational explanation.

Q: WHY IS THE CDC CONCERNED ABOUT A FLU PANDEMIC IN THIS DAY AND AGE

A: Last year’s statistics show the highest number of deaths from flu or complications with the virus since the dawn of modern tracking (an estimated 80,000 Americans died).

Q:  WHAT ARE 3 LIQUID REMEDIES USED IN THE MIDDLE AGES FOR FLU, STOMACH ACHES, PAINS AND WOUNDS? 

A: Colloidal Silver, Mint and Turmeric

Q: HOW HAS THE TECHNOLOGY OF COLLOIDAL SILVER ADVANCED SINCE THE MIDDLE AGES? HOW IS IT USED TODAY?  

A: Historically, silver has been used for thousands of years as one of the world’s strongest antimicrobial agents. Many physicians from ancient times used silver, including Hippocrates, the “father of medicine,” who used silver to treat an endless series of conditions. In the Middle Ages, silver spoons were given by wealthy godparents to babies as christening presents. It is often said that those “born with a silver spoon in their mouth” benefited from silver’s purifying and antimicrobial properties. During the bubonic plague, the “Black Death” of the 14th century, it was suggested that the poor may have been disproportionally affected in part because the rich were afforded extra immune support from their silverware and plates. Silver has also been used throughout the 20th century as the standard of care in burn centers, and NASA has used silver ions to purify the water for both its space shuttle program and International Space Station. In 1999, entrepreneur Stephen L. Quinto made breakthrough discovery with colloidal silver hydrosol by finding a particle size so fine that not even an electron microscope could detect, advancing colloidal silver technology by 120 years. Today, Sovereign Silver (Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol) health care products are the No.1 selling silver in North America, accomplishing Quinto’s mission to produce the finest mineral hydrosols as the first line of defense in the quest for health sovereignty with the world’s ever- increasing immune challenges (https://sovereignsilver.com)

Q:  WHAT TYPE OF MINT IS EFFECTIVE ON STOMACH ACHES? CAN YOU USE PEPPERMINT CANDY OR IS TEA MORE EFFECTIVE?

A: There are two types of well-known mint: spearmint and peppermint, but they are not the same plant as peppermint actually is a natural hybrid of spearmint and is the more potent of the herbs. Peppermint aids in digestion and can settle the stomach due to its properties that dispel gas and relieve cramping. Oil of peppermint contains up to 78 percent menthol, capable of killing myriad microorganisms that are associated with digestive and other problems such as irritable bowel syndrome.

Q: HOW DOES TURMERIC HELP PAIN AND INFLAMMATION? CAN YOU USE TURMERIC INSTEAD OF OVER THE COUNTER PAIN MEDS?

A: Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric and has powerful anti-inflammatory effects. Studies have shown that turmeric may have pain-reducing power equal in some cases to that of prescription and over-the-counter medications. You can take it as a supplement, use it as an ingredient in your food or consume it as a tea.

Q:  HOW IS THE PRESCRIPTION OF ANTIBIOTICS CONTRIBUTING TO THE SUPERBUG CRISIS? WHAT SHOULD DOCTORS DO TO CHANGE THIS TREND? 


A: In a report from the CDC, a new program for testing suspect bacteria turned up unusual antibiotic-resistance genes 221 times in 2017, and 11 percent of people screened positive for these superbugs even though they had no symptoms. Inappropriate use of antibiotics has escalated the threat of these nightmare bacteria known as superbugs.

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