Financial Wellness Is Self-Care: 3 Steps to Help Improve Yours

Many people resolve in the new year to get healthier. Taking charge of your financial wellness can help improve your physical health by lowering your anxiety about money issues.

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New Year’s resolutions about taking better care of your health, reducing stress or just “prioritizing self-care” are all very popular and demonstrate a commitment to improving your well-being. Financial wellness – making a budget, understanding your personal finances or starting a savings plan – usually doesn’t make the list when you are committing to bettering your overall health.

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Kara Duckworth, CFP®, CDFA®
Managing Director of Client Experience, Mercer Advisors

Kara Duckworth is the Managing Director of Client Experience at Mercer Advisors and also leads the company’s InvestHERs program, focused on providing financial planning to serve the specific needs of women. She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®. She is a frequent public speaker on financial planning topics and has been quoted in numerous industry publications.