Are you addicted to caffeine? Cigarettes? Do you have trouble walking away from the bad-food buffet? Can’t stop playing the lottery? You may be gambling with your financial future….
I recently ran across some shocking statistics, and since by this point in the year, our resolutions always seem to have worn off, I thought I’d share them with you as a reminder…
Overeating Costs $258,000 over a lifetime:
America isn’t healthy: 2/3 of Americans are either overweight or obese, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. And while these statistics haven’t convinced too many people to eat less, exercise more or just add more fruits and vegetables to their diets (In fact, 3 out of 4 Americans will be overweight or obese by 2020), maybe these statistics, which show how significantly POORER you will be, will inspire you: Over a lifetime, obesity costs $4,879 and $2,646 a year for women and men, respectively. Tack on the value of lost life (8-10 years) and it’s even more dramatic : $8,365 and $6,518.
Caffeine Addiction costs over $113,000 over a lifetime:
While up to 80% of us use caffeine in one form or another, more often than not, it comes from coffee (More than 400 billion cups of coffee are consumed every year), and sodas (one out of every four things we drink is, in fact, a soda). Harmful health effects aside, this addiction wreaks havoc on the wallet. Consider this: if you buy a cup of coffee every day at $1.75 a cup, you’re spending more than $600 a year to fuel your habit.
Smoking Costs $86,000 (for a 24-year old woman over a lifetime); $183,000 (for a 24-year old man over a lifetime)
Let’s break this down further: if you have a pack-a-day habit, you’re blowing more than $4,000 a year (New Yorkers pay $11 or more for a pack of cigarettes). Smoking not only takes 8-10 years off your life, but it also significantly increases your insurance costs — from your life insurance (expect to pay about three times as much as a non-smoker) to your homeowners (non-smokers typically get a 10% discount on their premiums), auto insurance (non smokers generally get a 5% discount), to your health insurance.
Can you believe those numbers?!?! It’s amazing what your habits are costing you. So you have to ask yourself, How are YOUR bad habits jeopardizing your relationships, self-esteem, heatlh, weight, financial security, and happiness, and what are you going to do about it?
Check out a real-life example of how Carly Jones, My Creative Director, quit smoking and now saves over $200 a month!! Keep Reading Below
P.S. #2 Pssst. Hi from Carly
It’s that time of year again, where we’re more focused on the beach and vacation than the resolutions we set in January. At the beginning of the year, we resolved to get in shape, change our diet, quit this, change that, etc. Let me ask you, have you fallen off the wagon? Or have you done something differently so you’ve stayed on track this year?
Traditionally, I’ve been awful at keeping my resolutions, but last year, one of my new year’s resolutions was to quit smoking, something I’d tried (quite unsuccessfully) several times. I sucked so much at quitting, people actually encouraged me to smoke…
But then I tried Lee’s Overcoming Unproductive Behaviors Program… and here I am, a non-smoker…and the best part? It was easy this time…and it stuck!
So, if you have a habit you’re trying to kick, or a behavior you’ve resolved to change, give Lee’s Overcoming Unproductive Behaviors Program a try. You won’t regret it.
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