Willow Spotlight: Author Amanda Benchley on Why Money is Sexy
I think that money is sexy because knowledge is power. And knowledge about your money gives you power. It means that you know where your money’s going, what you’re spending, so you don’t have to be worried about it. To be able to have that energy moving out of the worry category, builds confidence, and confidence is sexy.
What I wish I had known was more about health insurance, frankly. I’ve just gone down the health insurance rabbit hole, and I wish I had known how important it is that you use in-network doctors, for instance.
It’s also important to understand the costs and benefits of your insurance. You don’t have to know the intricacies of how it works, because I think it’s like the tax code—probably impossible—but it’s commonsensical too. Pay attention to what your healthcare plan provides for you and what you have to pay for. And choose in-network doctors.