Here’s What to Expect in the Coming Weeks
Whether this is your first time visiting or if you’ve been here a while, I thought I’d give you an idea of what we’ll be talking about over the next several weeks as we head into September.
A big part of our financial self-care is our personal self-care. Financial self-care is about so much more than budgets, spreadsheets and math. Our physical, spiritual and financial selves are all intertwined.
When we feel good about ourselves, we start to feel better about our finances and our situation regardless of how long the journey ahead seems to be. I know when I go several days without working out, my brain and my soul start to feel like they're running on empty.
This morning, I got up and out really early before the heat of the day and was able to catch this, today's sunrise. If I would have stayed in bed (which was tempting!) I would have totally missed it.
I can’t stress enough how important this is, especially if you’re in the middle of a transition. I want to encourage you to start your day doing something just for you. This way, no matter how the rest of the day goes, you took care of you.
Over the next several weeks, we'll be talking about your personal self-care and things you can do just for you.
And then repeat after me:
I am taking my power back.
I am claiming it’s my turn.
I will not feel guilty for taking care of me.
Open Enrollment Starts November 1, 2019 - Will You Be Ready?
I have to tell you, I talk with women, and some men, every single day who are in complete confusion about health insurance, bill sharing organizations and how medical bill processing works.
While it doesn’t have to be, the healthcare industry is extremely confusing to navigate and the level of frustration is enormous (perhaps intentionally?).
So, why talk about this b-o-r-i-n-g topic?
Open enrollment in the United States starts on November 1, 2019 to Saturday, December 15, 2019 and it’s important you go into that time period knowing the right questions to ask and the right resources to follow so you can make the best decision for you.
The main thing to know is:
I’m not an agent, so I don’t sell insurance products.
We’re going to be addressing questions that I see every day such as:
- How do I know what my policy will cover?
- The difference between health insurance and bill sharing organizations.
- I thought there was a guarantee? (spoiler, there are no guarantees)
My goal is to demystify some of the processes, terminology and how-to’s so that by the time open enrollment comes, you’ll have a better understanding of the basics to make the right decision for you.
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Until next time.
Patty Gale is a Personal Finance Strategist, Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI) and Financial Recovery Counselor. She is the Founder and CEO of Fear.less Girl Financial, a personal finance boutique for women navigating midlife transitions such as divorce, widowhood or unexpected career transition.