Money and Weight Loss: Getting Past the Plateau

Getting your finances in order is a lot like weight loss.

You start off great in the beginning. You drop a lot of debt quickly. It’s almost too easy to cut expenses. You realize that you’ve got lots of things you can cut and you eagerly drop unwanted services, renegotiate bills, stop eating out, and stop shopping so much. Then the day comes when it’s not easy anymore. All of the big cuts have been made. You feel like there’s nothing left to cut and nothing left to do. However, you may still have debt to pay off or other goals you want to reach, but it’s not so easy now. You’ve hit the plateau. As with weight loss and those last fifteen pounds, there’...

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