- Americans on average visit quick service restaurants 17 times a month. An annual survey ranks the top 10 cities in the USA by average number of visits to fast food restaurants. Citizens of McAllen, Texas average 25 monthly visits per person.
In completely unrelated news, the proportion of obese people (BMI > 30) increased 24% from 2000 to 2005.
I’m not saying Canada is any better. Childhood obesity rates in Canada mean that children today have lower life expectancy than their parents for the first time in our history.
- Nearly half of all workers in the USA have less than $25,000 in savings. This is a slightly different stat than discussed here previously, but with similar consequences. How much are taxes going to have to go up as people with no assets retire?
- Kurt Vonnegut has passed away. If you haven’t discovered him yet, please do. It may not help your retirement savings or your waistline, but I guarantee it will be rewarding.