Last year, before COVID-19 changed everything, Rebel Wilson took a bold step toward a personal transformation. She declared the year she turned 40 to be her “Year of Health.” In the process, she lost 60 pounds and prioritized her well-being in general.
Now, she tells InStyle, she’s thinking about her financial health. “When I did my Year of Health, I was obviously more focused on my physical and mental health because I had suffered from emotional eating for many years. But after I crushed that and have now just been maintaining it, I thought, Oh wait, financial wellness is important too. Now that I'm in my 40s, you really start thinking about setting yourself up for the future, so you've got to be a bit smarter with your money.”
She said she is constantly reviewing her accounts to make sure she is on track: “I have friends who are very successful in music or acting that have had millions taken from them. So what I did last year is set up a monthly meeting where I go through all of my accounts and transactions, every single one of them, and make sure everything is correct. I check that I’m getting a good deal on things like cable TV and my phone plan, and that I’m saving the right amount of money for taxes. It only takes a few hours to go over, but that’s how I stay on top of it.”