The GFC Made People Sick
Published January 16th, 2020
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You can ignore the health warnings but you do so at your peril. The GFC made people sick. You see, a review of 122 health studies published between January 2009 and July 2015 found “the 2008 financial crisis had negative effects on mental health, including suicide, and to a varying extent on some non-communicable and communicable diseases”.
If you didn’t suffer directly you probably know someone who did. The major reason why people suffered? Most investors did not play a good defense. Why?
Because they stayed fully invested throughout the entire crisis. They sat frozen, watching the value of their holdings decline. Lower, lower, lower. According to CoreData 87% of self-funded retirees lost wealth after the global financial crisis. Almost half lost more than $100,000. And now we know that not only did investors lose wealth but the crisis significantly impacted their health.
Personal finances are rated as the top cause of stress for 49% of Australians.
With this new-found knowledge how can we improve both our finances and our health going forward?
Imagine if you were ready for a crisis, that you had knowledge and a plan ready to deal with another GFC or global meltdown.
You CAN be prepared.
 Source: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0020731416637160 Effects of the Global Financial Crisis on Health in High-Income Oecd Countries, A Narrative Review by Marina Karanikolos, Pia Heino, Martin McKee, David Stuckler, Helena Legido-Quigley. First Published April 12, 2016
 Source: Core Data “Self Funded Retirees Survey 2009” www.coredata.com.au
 Source: Australian Psychological Society Stress and wellbeing in Australia survey 2015 http://www.psychology.org.au/Assets/Files/PW15-SR.pdf
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