More Americans feel added stress and anxiety about their financial future as talk of rising consumer debt, falling housing prices, rising costs of living, and declining retail sales bring up worries about the nation’s economic health.
Money is often on the minds of most Americans. In fact, according to the American Psychological Association’s 2007 Stress in America survey, money and work are two of the top sources of stress for almost 75 percent of Americans. Add to the mix headlines declaring a looming economic recession, and many begin to fear how they can handle any further financial crunch.
Learning positive money management techniques can help you and your family adapt to tough economic times. MORE...
Get Financially Prepared! Take Steps Ahead of a Disaster
Just one flood, fire, or tornado can wipe out a lifetime of savings and accumulated possessions. Complete 4 steps everyone can take now to help protect their finances from unexpected events of nature. This lesson will discuss what you will need to do to get financially prepared: Protect Your Important Documents, Inventory Your Household Possessions, Review Your Insurance Coverage and Plan Access to Emergency Money.