Studies: Top Concerns are money, relationships and health

Concerns about money, relationships and health top peoples worries

Have you ever stopped to think about what it is that YOU worry about? Do you worry over your job, your bills and debt? Maybe you have concerns with your health or your family.

Did you know that the top concern people have today is MONEY!

In a recent survey conducted in the UK nearly half of the population (48%) has worried about debt and money. After money, the other top-five worries were:

  • problems in relationships with family and friends (35% of people)
  • physical health concerns (32%)
  • fears over job security (24%)
  • workplace stress (24%)

66% rate their own financial situation as fair to poor, and almost half (43%) expressed concerns about their ability to make sound financial decisions. Source: LifeTurner, Nov 2009

New research from LifeTuner reveals that financial concerns are the biggest worry in young adults.

  • 57% of young Americans consider their financial situation to be the
    biggest concern in their lives.
  • 66% rate their own financial situation as fair to poor, and almost
    half (43%) expressed concerns about their ability to make sound financial
    decisions.
  • Nearly eight out of ten young people (78%) have debt of some kind.
    Credit card debt (36%) — considered “bad debt” by most financial
    experts — is by far the most prevalent form.
  • 68% of respondents admit that finances have caused stress in a
    relationship or friendship.
  • Young adults are more likely to discuss relationship status (61%),
    politics (43%), their health (23%), and their weight (20%) than their
    financial situation.

Even Today, 75 percent of the retirees feel that they should have saved more or should have started saving earlier in their earning years. This is because they eventually realize that they have insufficient income and high expenses.

Money is a lubricant. It lets you “slide” through life instead of having to “scrape” by. Money brings freedom—freedom to buy what you want , & freedom to do what you want with your time. Money allows you to enjoy the finer things in life as well as giving you the opportunity to help others have the necessities in life. Most of all, having money allows you not to have to spend your energy worrying about not having money. ~ T. Harv Elker

What is it that YOU are concerned about?

Are you concerned about money? If you worry about money what are you doing about so that you can improve your financial situation? Are you ready for the solution? Click here to read my article ‘Working Towards Financial Freedom’.

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