Give Em’ Health: Financial Health Benefits Physical Health

TriCounty Health is interested in the overall well being of residents in the TriCounty Health District and are providing financial health tips for this week’s Give Em’ Health feature. TriCounty Health Director Jordan Mathis explains that financial health and well being are closely linked. Mathis says there are practices anyone can do regardless of income to reduce stress and improve health. First, look at financial health as a long term commitment and remain focused on the overall goals. Second, create a plan for financial health that includes a budget. Third, prioritize the needs from the wants and remain focused on the things that matter. Fourth, avoid consumer debt. Just like people are advised not to overeat, says Mathis, it’s important not to overspend. Fifth, start some form of a savings. Sixth, keep working your financial muscles. Once these steps are under control, it can be beneficial to visit a financial planner to create long term plans. For more information and tips, visit


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.