Money, Power and Your Health

September 22, 2014 2:45 PM

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Money, Power and Your Health

A recent AARP conference (ideas@50+ ) featured Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief at The Huffington Post. In her presentation "Thriving After 50," she spoke about retirement and the fact that people are not saving enough to "thrive" in their future. According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, about 36 percent of American workers have less than $1,000 in retirement savings. Sixty percent have under $25,000 and 58 percent have debt problems.

There is little doubt that lack of sufficient money constitutes a major stress and contributes to bodily ills. Our attitudes toward money undergird much of our lives, impacting our lifestyle and sense of well-being. Yet many of us ignore the task of managing our finances, often with dire consequence...

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