Unless you've got a super-fast metabolism . . . or you're one of those communists who "doesn't like dessert" . . . you're going to gain weight over the next six weeks. Just admit it and plan your weight loss New Year's resolution now.
According to a new survey, only 28% of Americans say they're expecting to gain weight over the holidays.
55% say they do NOT expect to gain weight, and the rest aren't sure.
91% of people say it will be their own FAULT for having no self-control when it comes to eating . . . although 29% also say they're surrounded by such GOOD COOKS, they won't be able to resist. (PR Newswire)
If You Blow Up Your House Frying a Turkey, Expect a $29,000 Insurance Payout . . . If You Burn It Down With a Christmas Tree, Expect $100,000
Make sure your homeowner's or renter's insurance is all paid up . . . RIGHT NOW. You'll thank me after you blow up your house this holiday season, and your insurance company has to write you a big fat check.
According to Allstate, insurance claims jump 15% during the holiday season because of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's accidents. Here are the average insurance claims for four of the most common ones . . .
1. The number of people setting their houses on fire while FRYING TURKEYS jumps 300% during the holiday season. The average insurance claim is $29,000.
2. Candles are the top cause of home fires during the holidays. The average insurance claim after a serious candle fire is $50,000.
3. When a Christmas tree causes a fire, the fire's usually BAD. The average insurance claim after a Christmas tree fire is over $100,000.
4. Around New Year's Eve, the number of fires caused by FIREWORKS doubles. The average claim is $14,000.
There's also a 7% increase in your risk of a THEFT during the holidays . . . and a 19% increase in the risk of a SEWER BACK-UP. (Marketwatch)