Financial stress is one of the most common stressors these days. In fact, in a recent survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, “almost half of American’s say that they are increasingly stressed about their ability to provide for their family’s basic needs.”
Stress over finances is often considered the number one cause of stress. Some deal with it constantly, and others only deal with it on rare occasions, such as after an unexpected medical event or during a divorce.
How do you get through the tough times?
Don't go through it alone.
If you are facing big-time money issues, or are panicked about the economy, seek outside advice. Find someone in your area who will be able to sit down with you and make sure you are informed and making the right decisions.
Seeking the help of a financial professional will not only help you get on track, it will give you more peace of mind and help you in managing financial stress. Do some checking around. Find out if there are any free resources in your community or look for professionals who offer an affordable payment plan.