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Vivian Tan

It is often said that money does not make the world go round, but it sure gives everyone the stress and friction in matters that concern financing. However, with adequate knowledge and careful planning, you can do yourself a big favor for yourself when the future comes. This week, the Connect. Learn. Grow. (CLG) workshop focused on educating the international community on how to best manage their budget and personal finance. Our guest speaker, Ms. Sherrie Clayton from Personal Finance@Duke, taught the participants on how we could make informed financial decisions in our daily lives.

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Lizzy Huang

I enjoy grocery shopping and cooking. Thumbnail But it gets challenging when I’m under a tight budget. It’s even trickier if I’m dedicated to eating healthy when I have a tight budget. At this week’s CLG workshop, we have invited Duke Student Health Nutritionist Toni Ann Apadula with host Șeun Bello Olámosù to answer questions about eating and shopping healthy on a budget.

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Lizzy Huang

When I first received my health insurance card, I was so confused about the numbers and the terms on the back of the card. How much am I going to pay if I am seeing a doctor?

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Triveni Raghavan

Written by: Triveni Raghavan

Do you enjoy grocery shopping - getting lost in the maze of various aisles, trying to decide what to buy - fresh or frozen produce, generic or name brand, organic or not, wondering if healthy means expensive? No? I thought so. At this week’s CLG, hosted by Seun Bello Olamosu of IHouse, Duke Student Health Dietitian Toni Ann Apadula answered all these questions and also gave us the perfect recipe for a healthy, delicious meal on a budget.

Submitted by Monika Jingchen Hu

Back in my home country China, seeking help from a professional counselor seems to admit that you are sick and/or mad. The standard way of coping with it is that if you have problems (usually they are considered as things having a short term effect; i.e. they are not supposed to be illness), you should go talk to your family or friends, and naturally as time goes by you will be fine. Hence professional counseling in China is such an undeveloped industry – little supply, and therefore little demand, and the circle goes on.

Submitted by Monika Jingchen Hu

The International House organizes GLS workshop series and today’s topic is “Eating Healthy on a Budget”, presented by Nutritionist Toni Ann Apadula (RD, LDN). Here is some advice that I think will be beneficial for many of us.