What Is Financial Wellness Month? How To Improve Your Financial Health in The New Year
This month is a chance to reflect on how you handle money and take steps toward improving your financial health in the new year. Financial health is an important part of your overall well-being. It’s not just about having enough money in the bank to pay your bills and retire comfortably—it’s also about knowing how that money should work for you and setting goals to get there.
This means understanding what makes sense for you as an individual or couple, based on your goals and resources. In addition to learning more about money management techniques like budgeting, saving, investing and protecting against risk factors such as identity theft or fraudsters who want access to your accounts (and their numbers), it’s also important to understand how financial literacy impacts the way people think about their finances.
Did you know having poor financial health can impact all aspects of your life?
Having poor financial health can impact all aspects of your life, including your mental and physical health, relationships and job performance. When it comes to our money, we often think we know what’s best for us. We might even use this as an excuse not to make any changes to improve our finances. But living a financially healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming—it just takes some small adjustments here and there throughout the year that will add up over time.
Remember that making gradual improvements can lead to greater financial success. Consider it as a lifelong journey where you are constantly challenging yourself by setting new goals for yourself each month or quarter.
Creating a budget can be the first step towards improving your financial health.
Budgeting can be the first step towards improving your financial health. But many people don’t know where to start or are intimidated by the process. Fortunately, there are plenty of tools available to help you develop a budgeting plan and track spending habits so that you can make informed decisions about how much money goes where.
Here are some tips for creating a budget:
- Make it easy to keep track of your finances by using an app or spreadsheet. It’s best if your budget tool is simple, straightforward and comprehensive. If possible, select a system like our money management tool that allows for automatic updates. This way, when bills come in monthly or new purchases show up on your credit card statement (or both), they’ll automatically be added into the categories where they belong so that nothing gets lost along the way!
- Make sure it’s realistic and sustainable over time before following through with any plan; otherwise, it will be difficult to follow through!
We hope you’re inspired to take control of your finances this month! There are so many ways that you can make an impact on your financial health, and the more you know about what works for you and what doesn’t, the better off you’ll be. Interested in improving your finances? Check out our financial learning modules.