How to Manage Your Money for Health

How You Manage Your Money Influences Your Health

In the fitness and health space we occupy here at Flipping 50 how to manage your money is not a common topic. It is however a common stressor. In that way, its relevant.

So often obstacles to reaching fitness goals are not tied to physical limitations or to knowledge alone but often to the stressors – we’ve recently talked about relationships – (I link to that show) – and to money.

If you’re stressed, consumed by this shadow hanging over you that is part of overall wellness and the basics of safety and security, it’s hard to elevate your physical health.

We’ve just finished taxes as we record this episode. I had the ill-fortune of being at the post office the afternoon of April 15. It’s true people really do wait until the last minute. The line was long and stressed. In fact, I left after a 15-minute wait to return later for another 10 minute wait because I couldn’t stand the people behaving badly circumstance.

So if … you’ve stressed a little about your finances – too little incoming, too much outgoing – and you’re feeling buried wanting out but not knowing how to do it, I called on a client to help.

A Flipping 50 Community Member Shares

René is a 50 yr. old retired Professor of Spanish who now dedicates herself to property management, travel, her family and philanthropic endeavors.  She learned to manage her money the hard way; she made many poor decisions in her late teens (out of innocent ignorance), spent most of her 20s digging herself out of debt (and figuring things out), and by her mid-30s was managing her money to allow her the lifestyle that she wanted.  She’s excited to share her journey with you, to encourage and – hopefully – to facilitate your progress.

Rene tells her story and how she turned it around – so much you’re the opposite of what you once were. This is often embarrassing for anyone going through it to admit. It’s crippling. Rene makes it personal and she’s how you can manage your money with for more confidence and security.

What we cover in this episode:

  • Share a little about how bad your situation was. What was “bottom” for you?
  • What was the turning point for you?
  • When did you decide you were going to change things?
  • What were your first steps?
  • What would be the first step for listeners during this tax storm we’re in when everyone is thinking about – and in that “this is going to be different next year”?
  • Do you have systems?
  • What are three take aways listeners can begin to implement to feel a little more in control?

You might also like these episodes: 

Money Mindset

How Stable Relationships Lead to Better Fitness

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