Health & Wellness Magazine HealthQuest Winter 2019 - Page 8
3 MONEY STRESSORS
AFFECTING YOUR HEALTH?
BY SCOTT AND BETHANY PALMER
THE MONEY COUPLE
WHEN YOU make goals to improve
your health does your bank account
come to mind? a plan to address the following three
money stressors affecting your health.
Most people don’t realize that
money stressors affect your health.
And apparently, a lot of people are
“unhealthy”. People lie to their spouse about money.
A lot of people. We won’t ask you to
raise your hands, but be honest – about
your honesty when it comes to money.
The American Psychological Association
published a survey reporting that 62
percent of Americans are stressed about
money. And stacks and stacks of medical
studies show that stress is unhealthy for
you. Are you 100 percent honest with your
spouse about your finances?
So, before you lace up your running
shoes or grab your yoga mat, make
1. Lying about your money to your spouse.
At The Money Couple we call, “Any
lying, cheating, or hoarding money
inside a relationship” financial infidelity.
Sound bad? Well, it is. And there are,
unfortunately, lots of ways to commit
it: hiding receipts, dishonest answers to
questions, secret credit cards, hidden
debt, secret stash of cash, private loans
to friends, secret accounts.
A survey by CreditCards.com found
one in five Americans in a relationship
admits they have spent $500 or more
without their partner’s knowledge
AND almost 10 percent of respondents
admitted to having an entirely secret
Reef Karim, an assistant clinical
professor of psychiatry at the UCLA
Semel Institute for Neuroscience
says, “You begin to physically feel the