Welcome to the finances section of Stop Weighting, Start Doing! In this section, you’ll find tips on budgeting, debt, paying for bariatric surgery and saving money. It may seem odd to include a financial section on a bariatric surgery blog, but getting my finances under control was a big part of my journey. You see, I started in a financially-abusive marriage. It was nearly impossible to pay down debt and save money. Once I broke free from that bad relationship, I was able to finally take control of my money. I’m ready to show you all the tips and tricks I learned along the way.
I think it’s important to discuss finances because it’s also such a major source of stress for people. Since stress is one of the areas we need to control to be successful with bariatric surgery, it makes sense that we discuss it. I want to help eliminate or at least reduce stress in your life. You can find more specific information in these sub-topics:
Paying For Surgery–If you need help trying to figure out how to pay for surgery and all of the related doctor visits, start here! I give you pointers for using your FSA funds to help fund surgery, as well as ways to earn extra cash to pay for doctor’s bills.
Saving Money–Don’t we all need help saving money? I test out some of the money-saving challenges found online and let you know how well they work. You’ll also find posts on how you can save money with bariatric surgery.
Budgeting–Coming soon! Many people don’t have a budget, and I didn’t either until I came up with a super simple way for my brain to understand it. Check back soon for posts regarding budgeting.
Debt–Coming soon! Student loans, credit cards, auto loans, mortgages – it’s like we’re born to be in debt. Learn more about reducing your debt and follow along as I go on my own personal journey to be debt-free!
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