The 5 Rules of Financial Health, According to an Expert

While financial stress isn't exactly a novel concept, our generation definitely feels the pinch more than ever: Research shows that one in three millennials experience anxiety about money. That's why this week, we're tackling financial wellness from every angle. Get expert advice on everything from the psychology of saving to investing when you have no clue where to begin. Financial empowerment is the ultimate goal, but you just might raise your bottom line, too.

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The term "financial wellness" seems apt to describe a topic that most Americans consider to be a sizable stress in their lives. Mitigating anxiety is an important part of any self-care routine, so shouldn't that include managing your bank account?

That said, even if you have a loose budget and a savings account in place, it can still be tough to know if you're doing everything possible to keep your financial health in check. For that, we turned to financial expert Kristin O’Keeffe Merrick. Keep scrolling for the five rules she swears by to keep monetary stress at bay.