Smart money lessons from reality TV
'The Biggest Loser': Make slow, steady progress
Just as losing weight is a constant struggle, you can actually expect to lapse into your old spending habits occasionally. Forgive yourself when it happens and try again. Learning to save money and spend it wisely is a process that doesn't happen overnight.
Having a supportive group of people encouraging you to adopt healthy financial practices helps you move closer to your goal, just as having like-minded people in your network who are eating right and exercising regularly helps you lose weight.