Your money, your health: planning your future

Global economies and health systems are still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people face new financial, mental and physical challenges. Investopedia, Verywell Health, and Parents are hosting a free conference for our readers on October 20, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. EST to answer your timely questions and empower you to make informed financial decisions. In-person attendees will have the chance to meet experts and attend a cocktail party on the terrace. For those wishing to attend from home, virtual tickets are available.

Our speakers will explore topics such as planning for medical expenses and parental leave, navigating financial adjustments during the first year of parenthood, emerging tools and strategies for establishing long-term stability, and paying for health care. health at any age. The goal is to help you feel mentally and financially prepared for your future and that of your family.

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Conference Day Expectations

The “Your Money, Your Health” conference is an afternoon of 45-minute sessions with panelists and audience Q&A moderated by Investopedia Editor-in-Chief Caleb Silver, Verywell Health Chief Medical Officer , Jessica Shepherd, MD, and Parents Editor. Chief Grace Bastidas.

Invited panelists include:

  • Jen Mayer: Founder of Fully Funded
  • Pam Capalad: Founder and CEO of Brunch and Budget, financial planner and mother creating racially equitable wealth
  • Kristin Myers: Managing Editor, The Balance
  • Liz Young: Head of Investment Strategy, SoFi
  • Carolyn McClanahan, CFP, MD: Founder of Life Planning Partners, Inc.
  • Shamard Charles, MD, MPH: Assistant Professor of Public Health and Health Promotion at St. Francis College
  • Gautam Gulati, MD: Founder of The Well Home & Gulati Group
  • David Luu, MD: Health Tech Entrepreneur

Your money, your health program

  • Budget for baby @ 1 p.m. EDT, hosted by Parents Editor Grace Bastidas and Verywell Health Chief Medical Officer Jessica Shepherd, MD
  • The new investment rules for your family’s future @ 1:50 p.m. EDT, hosted by Investopedia Editor Caleb Silver
  • Pay for health care at any age @ 2:45 p.m. EDT, hosted by Verywell Health Chief Medical Officer Jessica Shepherd, MD and Investopedia Editor Caleb Silver
  • How health technologies affect providers, patients and investors @ 3:30 p.m., hosted by Verywell Health Chief Medical Officer Jessica Shepherd, MD and Investopedia Editor Caleb Silver

Why now?

As the United States recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of the economy and public health pose new challenges for people at all stages of their lives, whether planning a family, prepare to retire or wish to prepare for arrival Health care costs. While Investopedia and Verywell Health have covered rising inflation and healthcare costs, this summit aims to give people the tools to plan for their future.

Planning for a family

In the wake of the pandemic, young couples are reconsidering steps like buying a house or a car because of inflation, according to a survey by The Balance. Budgeting for a baby means factoring in medical bills, parental leave, child care and equipment. Whether you’re already pregnant, adopting, adopting, or looking for other ways to have a baby, like IVF, there are tons of expenses. Being informed about ways to save money when you have a baby can help ease financial stress.

Grace Bastidas, Managing Editor of Parents, and Jessica Shepherd, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Verywell Health, will discuss budgeting for new parents.

Everyone needs health care

The cost of health care in the United States is the highest in the world and the price is expected to rise. A person’s health care needs at age 30 may be different from those at age 60. Access to insurance is not always equitable either. It is important to understand what your insurance covers and what you will have to pay.

In this panel, Caleb Silver, Editor of Investopedia, will explore how consumers can consider paying for health care at all ages and life stages.

Health technology impacts providers, patients and investors

Health and technology are closely linked and are changing rapidly. Virtual care via telehealth and digital health apps are changing the way patients and providers interact.

Technology can be used to monitor and improve your healthcare and speed up the treatment process. Blockchain technologies, for example, have great potential in healthcare by improving security and privacy and creating patient-centric medical records.

Keep reading to learn more

To learn more about some of the topics industry experts will explore at the conference, read the following articles:

By Stephanie Cornwell

Stephanie is currently an editorial assistant for Verywell Health and a freelance writer.

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