How to Cash In on Your Good Health

Cultivating healthy habits can get you everything from discounts on insurance to freebies to a big chunk of cash.

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Terry Coffey, 52, has found a way to earn hundreds of extra dollars from his employer each year—and get healthier, too. He works for Draper Inc., a Spiceland, Ind., company that manufactures window shades for schools and offices, as well as gymnasium equipment. Coffey has benefited both physically and financially from making the most of his employer’s active-wellness program.

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Kimberly Lankford
Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

As the "Ask Kim" columnist for Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Lankford receives hundreds of personal finance questions from readers every month. She is the author of Rescue Your Financial Life (McGraw-Hill, 2003), The Insurance Maze: How You Can Save Money on Insurance -- and Still Get the Coverage You Need (Kaplan, 2006), Kiplinger's Ask Kim for Money Smart Solutions (Kaplan, 2007) and The Kiplinger/BBB Personal Finance Guide for Military Families. She is frequently featured as a financial expert on television and radio, including NBC's Today Show, CNN, CNBC and National Public Radio.