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Your Money, Your Health: Planning for Your Future

Your Money, Your Health conference information

Investopedia / Alice Morgan

World economies and healthcare systems are still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people are facing 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 p.m. EST to answer your timely questions and empower you to make well-informed financial decisions. In-person attendees will have a chance to meet with experts and attend a cocktail hour on the patio. For people wanting to attend from home, virtual tickets are available.

Our speakers will explore topics such as planning for medical costs and parental leave, navigating financial adjustments in the first year of parenthood, emerging tools and strategies to build long-term stability and paying for health care at every age. The goal is to help you feel mentally and fiscally prepared for your and your family’s future.

Register for your free ticket today!

Conference Day Expectations

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

Guest panelists include:

Your Money, Your Health Agenda

  • Budgeting for Baby @ 1 p.m. EDT, moderated by Parents Editor-in-Chief Grace Bastidas & Verywell Health Chief Medical Officer Jessica Shepherd, MD
  • The New Rules of Investing for Your Family’s Future @ 1:50 p.m. EDT, moderated by Investopedia Editor-in-Chief Caleb Silver
  • Paying for Healthcare At Every Age @ 2:45 p.m. EDT, moderated by Verywell Health Chief Medical Officer Jessica Shepherd, M.D. & Investopedia Editor-in-Chief Caleb Silver
  • How Health Tech Impacts Providers, Patients, & Investors @ 3:30 p.m., moderated by Verywell Health Chief Medical Officer Jessica Shepherd, M.D. & Investopedia Editor-in-Chief Caleb Silver

Why Now?

As the U.S. recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of the economy and public health pose new challenges to people at all stages of their lives, whether they are planning for a family, getting ready to retire, or want to prepare for incoming healthcare costs. While Investopedia and Verywell Health have covered rising inflation and healthcare costs, this summit aims to empower people with the tools to plan their futures.

Planning For a Family

In the wake of the pandemic, young couples are reconsidering steps like buying a house or car because of inflation, a survey by The Balance found. Budgeting for a baby means considering medical costs, parental leave, childcare, and gear. Whether you’re already pregnant, adopting, fostering, or looking into other means of having a baby, like IVF, there are tons of expenses. Being informed on ways to save money when having a baby can help ease financial stress.

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

Everyone Needs Health Care

The cost of health care in the U.S. is the highest globally, and the price is estimated to increase. A person’s healthcare needs at age 30 may be different than those at age 60. Insurance access isn’t always equitable, either. It’s important to understand what your insurance covers and what you’ll have to pay for.

In this panel, Caleb Silver, Editor-in-Chief of Investopedia, will explore how consumers can consider paying for health care at every age and stage of life.

Health Tech Is Impacting Providers, Patients, and Investors

Health and technology are deeply intertwined and rapidly evolving. Virtual care through telehealth and digital health apps is changing how patients and providers interact.

Technology can be used to monitor and improve your health care and expedite the treatment process. Blockchain technologies, for example, have great potential in health care by enhancing 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 the editorial assistant for Verywell Health and a freelance writer.