Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.

–Benjamin Franklin

Financial Well-being: Using Personal Resources to Create Deeper Connection to Self and Others

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Posted By Jennifer S. Pitts, Ph.D. 5/5/2016
Financial health doesn’t necessarily equate to having a lot of money. Financial health involves being comfortable with your current and future financial situation by having a clear plan for financial security. Obviously, financial concerns and hardship can be a significant source of stress. In a recent national survey conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, of those reporting the greatest amount of stress, percent indicated that problems with finances were a contributing factor to their stress level.
People can achieve optimal financial wellness by understanding the limits of their income and resources and finding ways to live within their means. Workplaces are beginning to understand the importance of financial health and are offering ways to help employees learn how to build their savings and invest in their future. Resources may include access to financial advisers and workshops, online tools, and seminars, in addition to a savings plan as part of the employer’s benefits package.