X hits on this document

244 views

0 shares

0 downloads

0 comments

54 / 64

MANNMay08p52-53finance.qxd

4/21/08

3:03 PM

Page 52

Relieving Financial Stress

  • By Lezlee Liljenberg

W W e h a v e a l l h e a r d t h e s a y i n g , M o n e y c a n t b u y y o u h a p p i n e s s , a n d w e a l l w a n t t h e c h a n c e t o f i n d o u t i f t h i s i s t r u e o r f a l s e . M o n e y m a y n o t b r i n g h a p p i n e s s o r l o v e ; h o w e v e r , r e s e a r c h s h o w s t h a t h a v i n g i t m a y r e l i e v e l e v e l s o f s t r e s s . B u t t h e r e i s a c a t c h . J u s t h a v i n g i t i s n o t a s i m p o r t a n t a s w h a t y o u d o w i t h i t . W h i l e m a k i n g m o n e y i s a w o r t h y g o a l , b e i n g s m a r t w i t h t h e m o n e y y o u make is even more worthy!

Being smart with your money can be as easy as dodging your favorite coffee stop once a week or going to the library to get a great novel rather than buying it. Then take this excess money and put it into a savings vehicle. This does take discipline, but every good outcome does require sacrifice.

Research has shown that over half of all workers have money problems, and that financial stress is linked to health problems. One might think that it

is merely the stress that brings on these health issues, yet the truth of the matter is that the stress often intensifies other behaviors such as drinking, overeating, smoking and lost sleep. These unhealthy coping habits can cause long-term complications such as heart disease and diabetes. If stress over finances becomes chronic, people may begin to see physical symptoms that can begin as mild headaches, neck and back pain or a low immune system. Continuous exposure to stress will cause more serious health problems to occur. Making a decision to prepare for the future can help you diminish or eliminate the chances of this occurring in your life. What can you do? To get started, begin setting aside money in a simple

www.nowmagazines.com

52

MansfieldNOW May 2008

Document info
Document views244
Page views244
Page last viewedSun Dec 11 12:42:04 UTC 2016
Pages64
Paragraphs707
Words17782

Comments