Cancer Costs: How To Manage Housing Expenses During Treatment
- February 13, 2019
- By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
Featuring Kathy Conley, Stakeholder Engagement Specialist
A cancer diagnosis can be heartbreaking without adding financial worries to the mix. If bills pile up and wages grind to a halt, it can become impossible to manage expenses and can lead to an unbearable degree of stress. Amid crushing cancer costs and smaller paychecks, you and/or a loved one may even face the harsh reality of a home loss.
If you’ve been recently diagnosed or if you’ve been dealing with a cancer diagnosis, now might be the time to take a few steps to evaluate whether some resources can help you straighten out your finances, help you avoid bad credit as well as foreclosure.
Use a monthly expense calculator to analyze how your cancer care expenses will fit into the context of your overall budget. After you’ve completed these steps, you might find that you’re short on money and your home could be in jeopardy.
If you’re not sure where look for support, there are a number of programs that can help you find the right path. Kathy Conley, Stakeholder Engagement Specialist for GreenPath Financial Wellness, offers support and guidance for people who seek to buy and keep their homes. “It’s a people-centered, holistic approach. We help people with financial wellness. We look at the whole picture as well. If you’ve got increased medical expenses, we put that into the context of the client’s whole financial picture,” says Conley.
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