From Lattes to Private School: Five things that scare me.


Fun fall facts mixed in with a few other things that scare me!


I. A 16-ounce Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks has 450 calories and 25 grams of fat.  On the plus side, it also contains 20% of your daily calcium allowance.


II. If the candy corn kernels purchased each year were laid end to end, they would stretch around the world 4.25 times.


III. A child born today will face a first-year college cost of $41,000 for public in-state tuition.  Want to go private?  That’ll be $92,000 for one year.  That’s assuming a 5% annual inflation rate from today’s prices.


IV.  The world’s spider population weighs 29 million tons, as much as 478 Titanics.  Spiders eat about 10% of their body weight each day – about like a 200-pound man eating 20 pounds of meat per day.  Source:


V.  According to a March 21, 2016 article on Motley Fool, the average American has $63,000 saved for retirement.  Withdraw that at the generally “safe” rate of 4% starting in your sixties, and that gives you $210/month in retirement income plus Social Security.  It makes you envy the spiders – they have less to worry about.

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