When it comes to your health, everything matters. Even the smallest events repeated over and over can wear on you and cause a harmful amount of stress. Things like numerous phone calls from creditors you can’t afford to pay can add to your growing list of burdens. For many, financial issues are the main cause of stress. Even if that stress does not lead directly to health issues, it does compromise the immune system and affects your overall quality of life. For many people, bankruptcy is the solution to not only financial issues, but also some of their health issues as well.
Free Up Cash with Bankruptcy
Once your bankruptcy is discharged, you will be left with just the bills you need to pay to survive, unless you file Chapter 13. Even if you file Chapter 13, you are allowed to keep enough of your income to lead a healthy lifestyle.
This means you have some cash freed up to do things that will allow you to improve your health. Sometimes you can even accomplish the two goals of financial and physical health simultaneously by using your cash wisely. You can read more about Chapter 13 bankruptcy if you click here. Some of the things you can do to help your health after bankruptcy include the following:
- Buy healthier food rather than the cheapest sustenance available
- Invest in membership at a gym, which may be reported to the credit bureau
- Afford the copay on wellness visits and medications
- Enjoy spending time with friends and family without worrying about bills
Better Lifestyle Changes
When you get to the point where you feel that bankruptcy is the best solution for you, you can’t help but notice that you may have made some poor credit decisions in the past. Now you know what the results of those decisions are and how to avoid them. You also know how to do things better. That does not have to stop with finances.
Making changes to improve your lifestyle should apply to other areas of your life as well—including your health. When you are constantly strapped for cash, your priority is surviving on the cash available rather than making healthy choices. Now that you have more cash available, you can make your health a priority and improve your life overall.
Bad Debt Is Bad for Your Health
Bad finances can ruin everything from a solid marriage to your health. Make no mistake: Bankruptcy is the starting point of multiple changes in your life, many of which will be for the better. For more information on managing your debt to improve your health, call (813) 940-5120 for a free initial consultation.
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