Stress is a big stimulus for eating too much, and eating the wrong foods. Financial stressors are some of the biggest. Savings, debt reduction, and living beneath one’s means can help reduce stress. I’m by no means perfect in this regard, but I do drive a 12 year old car.
What have you been doing to reduce financial stress?
Interesting article from the Wall Street Journal about teaching kids about savings:
My friend, for instance, says he has always been willing to spend $50 for a lot of dinners with his kids because they are “important family rituals.”
But, he says, he can only afford these dinners because of the many other things he doesn’t spend money on. He buys used cars and drives them for 200,000 miles or until the car just stops. He doesn’t care about fixing dents in the cars, or painting the house when it needs it. Family vacations are often at a relative’s house.