Finances are a vital piece of our overall health. They affect what you wear, what you eat, where you live and even the activities you do. They can be a source of calm, security, frustration or even devastation for most of us at some point over our lifetime. In our own community, finances have recently become a larger concern for many.
So how healthy are you financially, and what can you control? Ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you budget regularly and track your income, expenses and spending?
- Have you been saving for a rainy day or even retirement?
- How do you spend your money—cash or cards?
- Have you ever talked with a tax professional to ensure you are managing them as best you can?
These are all worthwhile questions you should ask yourself and then evaluate how these habits can be affecting your wellbeing. Take some time to check out these eight tips for financial wellness by Susie Moore of the Huffington Post that could put you on the right track for financial security.
There are also many strategies that may help you begin to save money, decrease your spending and improve your financial feeling of wellness, such as:
Consider cancelling your subscription to cable and looking into a service like Amazon Prime,
- Coffee and tea are wonderful "treats" for the mornings, but purchasing them from your favorite coffee shop may be expensive. Consider learning ho rot make your own.
- When grocery shopping, check out some of the generic products—the items that are on the lower and upper shelves—as these can be just as nutritious and high quality as name brands for a little less.
If you're looking for more tips, be sure to check out the following articles, filled to the brim with great penny pinching tips, originally published by lifehack.org and thesimpledollar.com:
Campbell County Health's Wellness Services works to reduce health risks and promote overall wellness among employee groups and individuals across the northeastern Wyoming region. To learn more about Wellness, please visit
www.cchwyo.org/Wellness or call 307.688.8051.
This blog was written by Rachel Wilde CPT, MA, CCH Wellness Services Technician and Phlebotomist