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Stressed About Money?

By July 17, 2008

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With gas and food prices rising, a huge wave of foreclosures continuing, and many Americans deep in debt, many people have been stressed about money. Now with bank troubles showing up as a new potential crisis, financial stress is getting even more common and more intense. If you're worried about money, you're not alone!

While I can't give out cash (oh, wouldn't that be great?), I can give you the next best thing: resources for understanding and dealing with financial stress, and tips for making the most of your money situation. Here goes:

Financial Stress - How It Affects You, and What You Can Do
This article discusses how many people are stressed about money, how that stress affects people, and some general strategies for making the most of your financial situation. If you're stressed about money, start here!

Protecting Your Money
What's the best investment you can make in this economy? Ken Little, About.com's expert in Stocks has a surprising answer: pay off your personal debt first! Read more here.

5 Ways to Save on Gas
Jeremy Vohwinkle, About.com's Financial Planning Guide, has some timely tips on stretching your dollar at the pump. Definitely worth a read!

How Does FDIC Work?
If you're like many people--a little confused about the fall of IndyMac and what this means to bank customers everywhere, About.com's Banking expert, Justin Pritchard, has the scoop on the FDIC and how it works.

Losing Sleep?
If you're stressed and losing sleep over money troubles (or other stresses in your life), this article explains the various ways that stress can rob you of sleep, and provides valuable tips for getting your "z"s--even when stressed!

Stressed about money? Have tips to share on dealing with the stress of financial problems? Come talk about it in the Stress Management Forum!

Comments
August 1, 2008 at 8:42 pm
(1) Timothy Aaron Whiston says:

It’s easy to get stressed about money but I think the key is to let go fo all that stress and begin to trust. Trust in ourselves, trust in the people we love, trust in the greater good.

Worrying on a material level will only breed more worry. When we let go of the tension and *know* we are secure and cared for in this moment we are able to access our creativity and thus solve many of these financial problems.

July 3, 2009 at 10:05 pm
(2) crimsonkimono says:

i agree with the last comment and i’m glad i stumbled on this page! your comment was the best part!

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