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Debt makes you unhappy, anxious, even grumpy

Kelly Dilworth

Income may indeed boost happiness, but, not surprisingly, debt is a major downer – particularly if you’re sacked with a large amount of it. According to a new Purdue University study published in the Journal of Happiness Studies, owing thousands of…
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Low credit score linked to higher heart disease risk

Kelly Dilworth

A low credit score isn’t just bad for your wallet. It also signals a higher risk of heart disease, says a new study.
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Health officials track food illnesses via warehouse club purchases

Jay MacDonald

Local, state and federal health officials increasingly tap the stored purchase data of warehouse and supermarket membership accounts to track down outbreaks of food-borne illnesses. One day, your Costco, Sam’s Club, Kroger or Publix card, with its detailed description of exactly who bought what when and where, could give health officials just the head start they need to contain a fast-moving epidemic and save lives … or have enough data to invade your food-related privacy.
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Too much debt can ruin your health

Emily Crone

It’s an obvious fact that debt puts a strain on your finances, but what wasn’t known until recently is that it can also put a major strain on your health. A new AP-AOL poll reveals that the more debt you have, the likelier you are to have chronic medical problems.
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Plastic surgery and credit cards a good mix?

Connie Prater

Easy financing options for health and cosmetic surgery are growing, but consumers may be better off taking their time when considering paying for these procedures.
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