Finance before Fitness

According to a new study, Americans want fit finances before a fit body. Reuters is on it:
After a year of record mortgage foreclosures and slumping home prices, Americans are more determined to shape up their flabby finances in 2008 than their bodies, according to a study released by Countrywide Bank on Tuesday.

Some 67 percent of the 1,002 adults surveyed nationwide said that becoming financially fit is a top New Year's resolution, while 57 percent are committed to becoming physically fit in 2008.

"The results of the survey are an indicator that people are finally putting financial health on par with physical health," said clinical psychologist Dr. Melody Alderman in a statement from Countrywide.
This is certainly a tough call. I mean if you’re broke, that would seem to take priority. What do you think?
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Earny - December 20, 2007 9:33 AM

That's true about being broke. Then again, doesn't matter if you are a millionaire, if you health is so bad that it limits what you can do, how much can you enjoy the money?

To me, health seems to come first hands down. Without your health, you have nothing, ask anyone who is terminally ill. Would they take a million dollars or their health back so they can live?

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