Financial Wellness Is Self-Care: 3 Steps to Help Improve Yours

New Year’s resolutions to take better care of your health, reduce stress or “make self-care a priority” are very popular and show a commitment to improving your health. Financial health – budgeting, understanding your personal finances or starting a savings plan – often doesn’t make the list when you’re committed to improving your overall health.

But did you know that financial stress can be a major contributor to health outcomes? According to an October 2022 survey by the American Psychological Association (opens in a new tab), 72% of Americans reported feeling stressed about money at least in the past month. Researchers have found that chronic stress can cause physical problems such as headaches and stomachaches, along with mental health problems such as anxiety and sleep problems.


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