Money And Your Longevity

Can money make you live longer? You bet! Money and your longevity are interrelated. Your longevity has everything to do with money.

The purpose of living longer, however, is not to accumulate wealth, but to enjoy it. It is important that money is a means to an end but not an end itself. Otherwise, having money may not make you live longer. Having said that, money is one of the determinant factors in how long you may live.

First of all, money is a BIG stress factor in life, especially as you get older. In life, having too much money is stressful, just as not having enough money is. One way or another, you just have to learn to deal with it if you wish to live long. As you continue to age, you may become overwhelmed by mounting medical bills, while medical insurance may become so expensive that you may not be able to get all that you need. Sadly, many of you may become financially strapped, such as your medical options are no longer based on your own physical conditions and needs but rather on your wallet. Of course, the best protection against high medical cost is prevention, and the best doctor is no one but yourself, who know what your body needs to maximize health and minimize disease as you age.

No matter what, a debilitating disease, such as Alzheimer’s disease, can be devastating financially. If you are rich, you have more than ample resources; if you are poor, you have Medicaid; if you are in the middle, you do not want to see your savings go down the drain until you eventually become qualified for Medicaid.

Find out from the Internet how you may get funding for any aging disease you may have to alleviate your financial stress, which may further shorten your lifespan.

In each state, there are several private foundation funding organizations with accessible funding resources available to individuals with special needs, including hospital bills, medical supplies and equipment.

In addition, there are state or regional government grants, as well as federal grants. Apply through your state and local agencies on aging.

The Administration on Aging (AOA) is the principal federal organization for identifying needs, carrying out programs, and promoting coordination of federal resources to meet the needs of older individuals.

“The Special Program for the Aging” is offered by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and related neurological disorders, as well as to the families of such victims.

Submitting a grant proposal is not as difficult as you may think:

Review the type of funding programs currently available. Write a short letter detailing your medical and financial problems. State the exact dollar amount you need with adequate explanation. Attach a copy of the medical report from your doctor, as well as your tax return.

In addition to paying your medical expenses, you also need money to live, to retire, and to survive. Your longevity cannot do without money. So, you will need enough money for the rest of your life. It is already a blessing in life if you do have enough right now.

But what if you don’t? Find out how and where to get FREE money for seniors, ranging from home improvement, crafts, travels, to almost anything. Naturally, the government doesn’t advertise these programs, but the money is there. Just do your research.

God helps those who help themselves. Get your own financial freedom. Make yourself debt-free by disciplined spending. If discipline is not your strong suit, get yourself a debt card instead of a credit card. Don’t fall into the trap of buy-now-and-pay-later, which may be either NEVER or FOREVER! Beware of the credit-card-debt trap!

Self-reliant through financial freedom is the key to longevity living. In addition to financial freedom, you also need the financial wisdom to preserve what you have and to share it with those who are less fortunate and who are more in need than yourself.

Money is important to your longevity. However, it is no use to expend your energy worrying about it. Money does not grow on trees, nor does it fall from the sky. Do something about it!

Make money from your hobbies. For example, if you like photography, find out how you can make money from the Internet. You don’t need much money to start an online business; you need only imagination, passion, and determination.

Bob Dylan once said: “A man is successful if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night, and in between does what he wants to do.” So do what you want to do. The Internet provides a web of opportunities. Spend your time gainfully. If there is a will, there is a way. Of course, you may not succeed right away, but at least it gives you a focus in your life, a purpose for getting up the next morning – an important ingredient in longevity living. Your desire and passion for success will pay off. In this world, nothing is more tragic than giving up on yourself. If you do, you may not live long.

So you need money to help yourself as well as others, and you need to continue to make money to do just that in order to live longer. May you live well and have a long life!