Do You Need A Financial Checkup?

November 12, 2006

Financial Health and Physical Health
Why do we need to take care of our financial health? To achieve financial freedom. Why do we need to take care of our physical health? To help us live a long life and enjoy the years we’re alive.

There are many similarities between keeping yourself physically and financially healthy. If we can understand and follow the basic principles behind them we can master both our finances and health. Depending on how you define success, you could even argue that without doing both, you’re not successful.

Financial Health Principles
This series will discuss principles we can follow to achieve financial health. As principles are added to the series, they’ll appear in the list below:


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Ben Edwards, the founder of Money Smart Life, saved up enough to buy a Nintendo back when he was 12 years old. When he used the money to buy shares of Wal-Mart stock instead, he knew he wasn't like the other kids... His addiction to personal finance has paid off for his family and now he's helping you to afford the life that you want. Check him out on the web at Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.

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7 Responses to Do You Need A Financial Checkup?

  • bill

    In a way, one’s physical health is connected to one’s financial health. For me personally, if I were in financial straits, all the worrying, stress and loss of sleep would ultimately have an impact on my overall wellbeing. I’m sure this applies to others as well.

  • Jeff

    Great series of articles. Too many people only focus on either their health or their finances and not both. I have always had a handle on my finances, but had let my health go. Too many people dont even look at their finances beyond whether or not they can pay the bills.


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