article by jean chatzky & dr. michael F. roizen
the gist of it...
The good news: Life expectancy has jumped. The average 65 yr. old will live to age 84. and half of those 65 yr. olds will surpass even that.
The bad news: Most people haven't saved nearly enough to maintain their current standard of living in retirement.
and without enough money, staying healthy is also a challenge.
it's not just... co-pays, premiums and scripts. living longer means spending more to care for the chronic diseases that account for 84% of all health care spending, and not just in the last year of life.
Bottom line: wealth without health is not going to last; your physical problems will wreak havoc on your bank account.
with a little time, effort & energy, you can use this information to live longer, without running out of money or breaking a hip.
assess: health - know your blood pressure, fitness (can you do the appropriate number of sit-ups and push-ups for your age, etc.) and your waist measurement (it should consistently measure less than
half your height in inches.)
finances - what you earn and own should be heading up consistently... what you owe should be heading down.
slash stress: the biggest cause of aging more rapidly. and the biggest source of stress is money.
build strong teams: having the proper team around you ... doctor, pharmacist, financial adviser (maybe), accountability buddies for health & finance is key to helping you achieve optimum levels of health & wealth.
** you can make up for lost time in your money & health choices. **
so start today. Once you begin, it becomes easier.
You may have noticed the date of my last post... well, first and last post.
things in life that are hard, are hard to start,
hard to do and hard to keep up.
let me introduce you to my buddy Tim URBAN.
I DISCOVERED HIM on ted talks A YEAR OR TWO AGO.
He's entertaining, makes total sense and
gives me that swift kick in the butt i need from time to time.
Check him out and maybe he can help you, too.