Despite all the negative news about the state of retirement savings, 48% of us didn’t save more in 2018… and 13% of us actually saved less.
The shortfall isn’t just about money – it’s about our health too.
A new research report about leveraging your health to drive 401(k) contributions says you can boost your retirement savings to the tune of $100,000 or more simply by making better health choices.
The research indicates that people who take their healthcare seriously make better financial decisions and have more money to save.
High blood pressure – the plague of so many of us gray hairs – isn’t taken seriously by most. Twenty percent of those diagnosed with it don’t take their medication, and 50% stop taking it within six months.
But if people with hypertension take their medication, they can realize as much as $2,000 per year in savings on healthcare costs