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As a Holistic Health Advisor and a Freelance Writer in the financial space, I get this question a lot. It has always been a difficult thing to explain because food/health and family aren’t the first things that pop into a person’s head when they think about finances. While I understand that housing and cars are the first things people usually think about when they think about their budget, food is a very important component that keeps getting over looked. So how do food, family and finances go together anyway?
As a writer in the financial space, I was lucky enough to go to the FinCon Conference in Dallas this year, and it was awesome! But what this meant for me was that I had to pitch what I do to a bunch of companies that talk about finance all day. These companies usually focus on all the different aspects of finance, such as:
- Student Loans
- Financial Apps
- Financial Planning
You get the drift. And while I can, and enjoy, writing about these topics, my passion is whole financial health. What I mean by that is a person who is physically, mentally and fiscally healthy. This seems to be a hard balance to achieve in our current place in time. That being said, we have so many resources at our fingertips now with which to achieve this!
After pitching, fairly longwindedly, I admit, to the first few companies, I began to hone my pitch. I started to pair it down to what it really is. I write about food, family and finances and how they are all tied together. Now, I still got some deer in headlights looks because this isn’t a concept that a lot of them were familiar with. But once they stopped and thought about it, the idea seemed to click.
Food, Family and Finances
When I explained to them that food and health are the #2 things that we spend money on, after housing, it made sense. If you look at this article that breaks down the average American household budget, you can see that food and healthcare add up to even more than housing.
Basically, it shows that the average amount spent on housing is $10,080, followed by transportation coming in at $9,004. But when you combine food ($6,602) and healthcare ($3,631) you get a total of $10,233. This means that on average, we spend more on food and healthcare than anything else!
This all comes down to where you live, what kind of car you drive, what you eat and how big your family is though. The part where family comes in is that the larger your family the more exponential your food and healthcare costs will be. Family doesn’t have the same level of exponential impact in the housing or transportation departments.
The End Game
Either way, the long and short of it is that the better the food is that you put into your body, the less overall healthcare costs you are likely to incur. This in turn, makes you healthier and wealthier. Boom!
Now that I have clarified just how they are tied together, I want to know how I can help you and your family. I want to create free downloadables to help your family eat healthier and reduce your healthcare costs. So where are areas that you are struggling? Let me know which of the following areas I can help with and I will let you know as soon as I get them done.
- Eating to reduce or reverse medical conditions
- Dietary restrictions on a budget
- Grocery shopping on a budget
- Cooking for picky eaters
- Quick, easy, delicious, nutrient dense meals
- Eating healthy at restaurants
- Portion control
- Reading ingredients for maximum health
Or you can join my private FB group to ask more specific questions geared towards your situation.
I am open to suggestions and would love to help you and your family live healthier and wealthier, so how can I help you with food, family and finances?