Here we are in the final quarter of 2017. Time to take stock, tally and assess which of our investments, advertisements, promotions, etc., yielded the best return on investment (ROI). Of course many people reading this might assume I'm referring only to all things business. The reality however, is everything we start, plan or dedicate an amount of time to, is done with an expectation of receiving a benefit of some description down the road? Or is it...?
We invest money to have that nest egg for retirement, put aside funds for our kids' education to help them get ahead and plan holidays in advance to get the best deal and ensure we can take the time off. We comparison shop for those large purchases, making sure to get the one that meets all our needs, book our vehicles in for scheduled service to make sure we aren't left stranded at the side of the road, plan milestone birthdays and anniversaries months in advance to surprise the guest of honour; heck, we even set aside a specific day of the week to grocery shop in an effort to make sure everyone has their favourites for the week's lunch boxes. Whether dealing with large-scale retirement funds or the small everyday-scale lunch boxes, we invest time, money, and even our feelings in just about every area of our lives…… except our health!