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Financial Planning vs Weight Loss

Friday, December 28, 2012

Controlling your spending and the discipline to lose weight have a lot in common. They both require denying yourself something today in order to have something tomorrow. They are both about controlling and redefining gratification. But there ARE differences.

With money, the sooner you start saving, the more you'll have more easily down the years. Start saving when you are 20 and you'll be in good shape by the time you are 65. At 30, you have to save more to get to the same place. If you wait until you are 40 or 50, the reduced years of compounding will require much greater sacrifice in order to reach retirement goals.

But with weight loss, YOU CAN START AT ANY TIME and still achieve the same results! There is no mathematical penalty. It is never too late! If you start saving for retirement today, you won't be ready in one year. If you start a weight loss plan today, you WILL be exactly where you want to be one short year from now.

You don't need to take admittance exams. You don't need to qualify. You don't need to be rich or famous. Goal weight is available to anyone who Just Does It One Day At A Time.
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FAT2GAINHEALTH 1/15/2013 7:13PM

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RICHARJ 1/2/2013 9:04AM

    This is the kind of thought process that one can relate to and how to start off a New Year in a constuctive way!

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CHRISTINASP 12/30/2012 3:44PM

    Interesting thought. I don't think however that its true that with weight loss it is never too late. One can do A LOT of damage up until age x (say, fifty). Get diabetes, hurt and wear out joints, etcetera. Being overweight does take a toll that sometimes can't be reversed.


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CELIAMINER 12/30/2012 1:17PM

    We have long had good savings plans in place, but as we try to save more while disposable income shrinks due to pay freezes/cuts, more contributions to medical/retirement, etc., we are having to look hard at where to cut spending. Getting our financial house in order is a major 2013 goal.

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KATHIC2 12/30/2012 8:35AM

  I see a correlation for myself here: when I am eating well and exercising and am not spending more than I would like. Love your wisdom!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/29/2012 2:49PM

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BELTONWALKER67 12/29/2012 11:20AM

    Love it! I, too, started too late on the financial aspect...but will survive..hopefully! Weight loss and healthy living I am doing one day at a time. Thank you for the comparisons. emoticon

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JEANNE229 12/29/2012 10:12AM

    I love this blog. And I love your ability to make connections that are so easy to grasp. You rock!

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GABY1948 12/29/2012 8:33AM

    GREAT blog and so well put. I am thankful every day that I had parents that taught me well about money. But, neither had a weight issue so I have been learning that on my own. Thank you for a wonderful TRUTH-blog

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123ELAINE456 12/29/2012 2:04AM

  An Awesome Blog. And very Well Put.God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Enjoy Today. Take Care.

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MEDDYPEDDY 12/29/2012 1:22AM

    I did really start saving too late but I can go for the wieghtloss... emoticon

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NASFKAB 12/28/2012 11:51PM

  well thought out loved it

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FISHINGLADY66 12/28/2012 8:56PM

    Great blog Nell and very well put. You are so right. emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 12/28/2012 8:36PM

    Great blog!

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TEDYBEAR2838 12/28/2012 7:53PM

    That is an AWESOME POST!

Thanks

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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CATHY629 12/28/2012 5:12PM

    Good advice,i like this blog,i really needed something like this to motovate me.
Cathy
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KAYYVAUGHN 12/28/2012 2:40PM

    emoticon Nell, that is so true.

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KAYYVAUGHN 12/28/2012 2:40PM

    emoticon Nell, that is so true.

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