Stressing about money makes you look older

Stressing About Money Makes You Look Older

Having money won't stop you from getting older, but stressing over cash may make you look it.

A new study suggests stressing over money will make you look, let's say, "more mature."

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Add stressing about the results of this study, and you'll be looking like the Crypt Keeper by next year!

Researchers from Brandeis University, the Psychological Sciences Research Institute in Belgium and Antioch University New England studied 228 people over 10 years.

Then they brought in 19 other people and had them judge the participants on looks alone. It turns out the people who suffered from money troubles also looked older.

Stressing about money definitely takes a toll on you emotionally, and the researchers think this has a physical effect on you as well.

Per the researchers, there's also the possibility that "...people who are under a lot of financial stress do not pay much attention to their appearance."

Adding insult to injury, the study doesn't offer any solutions for dealing with debt or the stress it causes.

My advice? Ask WWSOD: What would Suze Orman do?

Related: See the best tips on how to save at fast-food restaurants:

10 money-saving fast-food hacks
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10 money-saving fast-food hacks

Restaurant: McDonald’s

Hack: Order two four-piece nuggets instead of one six-piece. It’s cheaper, you get more nuggets and you get more sauces. Score.

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Restaurant: McDonald’s

Hack: Order a McDouble without the ketchup and mustard but with lettuce and Big Mac sauce. You'll pay for the Big Mac taste for the price of a McDouble.

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Restaurant: Chipotle

Hack: Order half of one protein and half of another kind (like chicken and steak). You’ll almost always get more than half of each and end up with up to 1.5x the protein in your burrito or bowl for the price of a normal portion.

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Restaurant: Arby’s

Hack: Order two junior roast beef sandwiches instead of one regular classic. You'll end up with more meat for a lower price.

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Restaurant: Jamba Juice

Hack: Substitute any ingredient in any smoothie for the same price. If you’re craving a smoothie with non-fat yogurt instead of mango, or extra strawberries instead of blueberries, customize it to your liking without any extra charge. It will save you more than being charged for creating your own smoothie from scratch.

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Restaurant: Jack in the Box

Hack: Order two Jr. Bacon Cheeseburgers and combine them into one for a much cheaper version of a Bacon Ultimate Cheeseburger. 

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Restaurant: McDonald’s

Hack: Order a sausage McMuffin off of the dollar menu but ask for the sausage to be substituted with egg—an egg McMuffin for a dollar.

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Restaurant: Any pizza place

Hack: When you call to order delivery, ask if there were any orders that weren’t delivered—the pizza place will often give you those orders for a discounted price (perfect if cold pizza is your thing.)

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Restaurant: Subway

Hack: Order a Double Steak and Cheese Sub instead of the Philly Cheese Steak Sub—you’ll get the same sandwich at a normal foot-long price.

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