An often-overlooked category of health is the subject of financial wellness. As nurses, we work hard for the money so it’s very important to get the most out of our paychecks. According to a study by Fidelity, more than half of nurses lack confidence in making financial decisions. This is surprising, and not good for our own health because finances can cause stress and anxiety.
My employer offers classes on investing, home ownership, savings, and retirement. This is a great place to start if your employer offers this benefit. Guidance is an important part of financial wellness, and since there are so many products and investments out there, getting educated is a good first step. Sit down with a financial advisor or even your bank representative to discuss your needs when it comes to spending, saving, and investing for the future. Remember, do something today for which your future self will thank you, and you’ll be on the road to financial wellness.