Making reducing your waistline a goal for 2012


Editor’s note: Lawyer and car-buying expert Adam Goldfein fills in for Clark Howard Monday the 19th – Wednesday the 21st of this week. Below is a summary of some of what he discussed. Visit for more information.

With 2012 just around the corner, now is the time to make a resolution to reduce your waistline.

We as Americans are getting fat. It’s no secret; our girth is growing.

Case in point: The U.S. Coast Guard updated its weight guidelines for water-vessel safety. “The average Americans’ weight has increased to 185 pounds, up from 165 in the 1960s, according to the new standards that went into effect Dec. 1,” according to The Savannah Morning News.

As a result, the capacity on two free Savannah Belles Ferry riverboats has been reduced from 100 to 86 passengers in one case and from 149 to 129 in another.

The goal for 2012 is getting back to more seats on the ferry! 😉

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