Health and Personal Finances

Health and finances go hand in hand. Avoid the stress and worry that usually accompanies managing your personal finances.

There are numerous resources available to help you understand your options and plan accordingly for your security and well-being.

• Libraries, senior centers, universities, and other community centers often host free financial planning events. Check your local newspapers and penny savers or call your local library for listing of events.

• Your local newspaper may have a financial planning column. Reading these articles every week will allow you to start thinking about important questions pertaining to your finances and provide you with practical information about funding options.

• Your local banks often provide brochures and reading materials, or may suggest someone you can speak with to get more information. Call your bank and set up an appointment to speak with a representative.

• If you have access to a computer, the internet always offers a wealth of information. Print out relevant articles and highlight important information.

• Make a file or binder on all the information you are receiving. This will serve as your reference manual anytime you need it.

• You can turn to a caregiver, loved ones or financial advisors to help enhance your decision making. Guidance from a trusted advocate is always helpful.