Recently, many people were stunned by the US presidential election results. The majority of the polls and the media got it wrong. The LA Times poll that did get it right was mocked throughout the election. Simply stated, many people just did not expect the election results to turn out the way they did. Many people had also feared an economic collapse and a stock market crash that would go along with a Trump presidency, and therefore warned others to pull their assets from the market right before the elections. However, I believe that this advice is dangerous. Warren Buffett says he is 100% optimistic about the stock market regardless of who is in office. I am in total agreement with his wisdom and believe that we should not stop investing in stocks, real estate, and perhaps most importantly, ourselves.
We are only given one physical body in our lifetime, so it is up to us to nourish and maintain it. It is up to us to make the effort to eat healthy and stay healthy. If we don’t, it will eventually catch up to us and we’ll struggle much more in our older years. We’ll lose the ability to perform more physical activities or enjoy time with our loved ones. We’ll lose our ability to work or vacation at our fullest. Although some things are inevitable, we still have a chance at staying healthy into our older years if we make the right decisions starting right now. Similarly, I believe that we need to make the right financial decisions that will benefit our health down the line. Regardless of the election results and the political climate, I believe that it is necessary for us to think about how to make the best financial decisions for our future. Therefore, I highly recommend getting an HSA account if it is available through your health insurance provider.
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