Thursday, July 2, 2015

How One New Habit Can Give You $5,000

If you don't have at least $5,000 in your bank account, this post is for you.  It's so simple it's ridiculous.  Before I give away my secret, I need to share why I needed to change my ways.  It was my middle of the night wake up call.  I thought I was having a heart attack.  My wife drove me to the emergency room.  I thought about my young children.  My head was spinning and my heart felt like it was going to explode.  I thought it was all over.  They hooked me up with all sorts of probes.  The doctor walked in, looked at my chart and asked me, "do you drink soda?"  It wasn't the question I was expecting.  "Yes, I answered."

The doctor told me I was having a reaction to an overdose of caffeine.  It took thirty days for my heart rate to return to normal.  I was hooked on Mountain Dew.  Take a look at the picture to see what I was putting in my body at least twice a day every day until my emergency room visit.  Besides all that sugar, a twelve ounce can of Mountain Dew contains 54 mg of caffeine, enough to cause an irregular heartbeat and make your eyes twitch out of control.  This is the part of the story where I share how one new habit can give you $5,000.

My local grocery store sells one gallon water refills for .69/gallon.  I refill my water jugs and take two bottles of water to work every day.  This breaks down to just under ten cents per bottle of water.  My net savings is $3/day vs. buying bottles of water in a vending machine or at a convenience store.  I do the same thing when I'm not working at my day job.  That's $3/day x 365 days a year ($1095/yr).  This new habit gives me an extra $5,000 every five years – enough savings to make my heart skip a beat.  I kicked my Mountain Dew habit by replacing it with a new habit that makes cents.  The cents turn into dollars and the dollars turn into thousands of dollars.  Please share this with a friend.  Have a great day.

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