Almost all of us have too much stress in our lives! Stress chokes the joy out of life, and derails our emotional health. All of us would be wise to look for as many opportunities as possible to reduce stress.
With that in mind, study after study has indicated that money and money issues are the leading causes of stress.
A study by the American Psychological Association released earlier this year made it clear that money is the leading cause of stress among Americans. According to the study:
- 64% of adults listed money as a major source of stress
- Near 75% of adults had stressed about money in the past month
- About 25% of adults had extreme stress over money in the last month
Possibly more importantly: if you’re married, money and money fights are some of the most common reasons listed for divorce in America.
With that in mind, we need to find ways to reduce stress in regard to money.