Have You Considered Eating Less?

“Have you considered eating less?”

A blunt doctor recently asked a friend of mine this question. (Really, it wasn’t me!)

Apparently the doctor inquired in a tone that was neither judgmental nor rude, which is no small feat. Although his question ignored the fact that there are many reasons people are overweight, there was something refreshing about its straightforwardness and simplicity.

My friend’s experience got me thinking about the parallels between overeating and overspending.

Most of us mere mortals have to be thoughtful about what we are eating if we want to lose weight. Similarly, we need to be mindful of our spending if we want to reduce our debts or save more.

Dare I ask: Have you considered spending less?

Buying Cars and Annuities

What do buying annuities and buying cars have to do with each other? Not much actually, but I’ve recently responded to questions about each on the new personal finance website, Check out my answers at the links below:

How much should I save before buying a car?

Is a variable annuity right for me?