Little things count in life and you better believe they do when it comes to money and diet.

This article written by Dr. Dave Krueger is a powerful call to commit to making small decisions everyday that count.  little pic

How Two French Fries Weigh 40 Pounds

  • Putting on 40 pounds over 10 years means gaining an average of four pounds per year.  
  • 40 pounds divided by 10 years equals 4 pounds per year. Four pounds divided by 12 months equals .33 (1/3) of a pound per month  
  •  This is approximately 1/100th of a pound per day (1/3 pound divided by 30 days).  
  • One pound of stored fat represents 3500 calories.
  • 3500 times 1/100 equals 35
  • To achieve the feat of gaining 40 pounds in 10 years, all you have to do is consume
  • an extra 35 calories every day.
  • 35 calories = two regular French fries

Little things count.

Millionaire Insurance by Age 30

  • Investing $1.50 per day beginning at age 20 – based on the stock market average growth since 1926 – by age 65 will be worth $1 million.  Wait until age 21 instead of 20: the difference is $109,000.  
  • Investing $2,000 per year in an IRA beginning at age 18, then stopping all investment by age 30, by age 65 will be worth $1 million.

Little things count.

Are French fries and tucking away a buck fifty a day advanced behavioral economics?  Applied neuroeconomics?  Not hardly.  Just a simple choice to have a plan and stick to it in order to develop a habit that moves you toward your goals.    

A commitment is a decision you only have to make once.  Choice architecture creates a system to make a good choice automatic.

Dr. David Krueger MD, The Secret Language of Money

Will you make small decisions that count today and each day this next week with me?

“I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me”. Phil 4:13

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