Financial Literacy Is Important For Your Health

Money Monday!!!

I hope that you all had a great weekend celebrating yourself, your family and your country. I was going to share another great Meatless Monday recipe but a blog about financial literacy came in my email today and I just had to share this instead.

The White Coat Investor was started by a physician for other physicians but it is open to everyone now. Physicians do not learn about the business side of medicine or personal finance in medical school, so just because they have a high income does not mean they are wealthy. Many live paycheck to paycheck. Dr. Dahle started this forum to educate them about how to save their money and his advice is great.  If you need a place to begin learning, read this article and click on the links for more information, especially if you are still paying off student loans.


You may ask what financial literacy has to do with your health?  Did you know that financial stress is one of the top reasons that relationships have issues? Financial stress also impacts your personal well being. A few conditions are listed below.

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Guilt
  • Weight loss
  • Weight gain
  • Disruptive sleeping patterns
  • High blood pressure

Over the last 30 years, I have spoken to so many women who are at a loss when it comes to their own finances. Not because they are being lazy but because they either relied on their partner to ‘take care of all of that’ or they feel overwhelmed about where to begin finding good information.

Either way, I feel that it is crucial for all of you to become financially literate so that you can take control of your personal finances and have a say in how your money is spent. You need to be in a solid financial position so that you can walk away from a toxic work environment or a toxic relationship.

Explore this blog today and you will find a nugget to help you on your journey.

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