Health and wealth: They're the most basic, and yet often the most elusive, of human desires. After all, it wouldn't help you to be sitting on millions of dollars if you were to be too weak to get out of bed. Similarly, if you were perfectly healthy but struggling with mountains of debt, you'd be far too stressed to enjoy your health.
In AgeProof, financial guru Jean Chatzky teams up with Dr. Michael Roizen to show you how you can use the same strategies to achieve and maintain both financial wellness and physical health.
The primary principle that's threaded throughout the book is to strike a perfect balance between inflow and outflow. In practical terms, this means that, just like you don't want to consume more calories than you burn off, you wouldn't want to spend more money than you earn. While this is basic common sense, Chatzky and Roizen offer scientifically proven ways that readers can implement this approach and improve their behavior to benefit both their physical and financial wellness. They show readers how to beat the systems that are designed to make us fail, by automating decisions and limiting choices in the face of overconsumption and debt.
AgeProof is written in easy-to-understand language without any of the eye-glazing jargon that is common in most personal finance books. The upbeat tone and practical ideas sprinkled throughout its pages make AgeProof a quick, enjoyable book for readers of any age or stage in life.
Chatzky and Roizen believe our health and our wealth are intimately connected. They claim the sooner we acknowledge this link and learn how to manage both aspects of our lives in the most optimal way possible, the sooner we'll be on the path toward a life of true financial wellness and physical health.
Your Turn: Do you believe there is a clear link between our physical health and financial wellness, as theorized in AgeProof? Share your take with us in the comments.