This week, it’s time to take a look at one of our favourite topics: money and health. All right, maybe we don’t like talking about it… but we need to.
Specifically, we need to talk about what money we have available to deal with health issues.
There are no easy answers here, but the first step is at least thinking about it and being aware.
First, what insurance to you have? Do you know what it covers? What it doesn’t cover? Deductibles? What about eyesight, dentistry, complimentary treatments? How do you contact your insurance company? Do you need to talk to them before you get certain types of treatment?
Great. Now that you know those basic things, write them down and keep them handy.
All right, now it’s decision time. Do you need more insurance? Better insurance?
Another option is to put together a forced savings account that sets aside a little money each week or month for medical purposes.
No, these things won’t solve all your financial problems in an instant. You may frankly find that you don’t have nearly enough money to do what you would like to do. But now at least you’ll be aware of where you’re at and where you might like to be, and you will have taken one step in the right direction.
What is 1% Thursday?
Every Thursday at Headache and Migraine News (weather permitting) we’ll talk about one measurable, practical thing we can do to make our lives just 1% better. Usually it will be something very easy, sometimes it will be a challenge. Let us know if you try it, or share an idea of your own – and maybe a year from now we’ll see that things have really changed for the better!