I have had some health issues lately, requiring quick action on my part. It also put things in perspective, and not just heatlh-wise.
OUR HEALTH LARGELY DETERMINES HOW WE LIVE OUR LIVES
When we are not doing well, whether on a temporary or chronic basis, there are many things we cannot or no longer can do. Physical ailments can impact our mind and conversely.
It may cause us to move-out of our home, relocate, be bedridden, switch to part-time work or quit our job altogether.
OUR HEALTH IMPACTS OUR PERSONAL FINANCES
Medical treatments are costly, and more so if they are not covered by public or private healthcare providers.
Our capacity to earn income is our best insurance for both our present and future. Disability insurances are not nearly adequate to provide any real financial safety.
THERE IS NO PRICE TAG ON HEALTH
The personal finance community is obsessed with net worth, savings, stocks, bonds, ETFs and mutual funds.
Health cannot be quantified or bought on the stock-exchange.
Health is priceless.
My health is my most precious asset, and I will strive to keep it that way for as long as possible.
Very salient points, it is why my wife and I still run 18 miles a week in our 60’s and hope to keep that up for many more years.