It’s been 2 weeks since New Year’s, and many of us have already broken our resolutions. Not good.
Two of the most popular resolutions are losing weight or saving money, and they both are challenging…requiring discipline and willpower.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…saving money is a lot like dieting (hence the name of this blog). Let’s look at the comparisons, and then please “weigh in” on what you think is harder – losing weight or saving money.
Diets require effort.
Saving money requires effort.
It’s important to set a weight loss goal on a diet.
You must have some sort of money saving motivation like a Disneyworld vacation.
Diets are successful when you change your eating habits.
Saving money becomes easier when you change you spending habits.
Realize that there is no “magic diet pill” and don’t expect instant results.
Saving money takes time and commitment.
Keeping a food log equals success in dieting.
Having a written budget equals success in saving money.
When you go on a diet, you give up some favorite foods in exchange for looking and feeling better!
When you need to save money, you give up things like eating out in exchange for getting out of debt!
Weight loss forums or weight loss buddies help keep you motivated and accountable.
Saving money is a lot easier when the entire family is on board. Tell your kids you’re saving money for a trip to Disneyworld in six months, and I’ll bet they’ll quickly think of ways to save money.
The best part of a diet is when you discover a diet food that tastes just as good as the fattening version!
The best part of saving money is when you find a money saving tip that’s easy to incorporate in your lifestyle!
On a diet, you just have to treat yourself every now and then to a piece of chocolate cake!
Even the most frugal have their guilty pleasures!
Oh what a feeling when you see that magic number on the scale!
You’ll feel like a million bucks when you embark on that Disney vacation!
Please take a minute and take this poll, and we’ll “weigh” the results.
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