So what stresses you in Life? Work? Family? Money? Something else? Right now, I would have to say that money is stressing me out. Our emergency fund is in tatters, the one car is in the shop right now getting the AC looked at, and I know we have some medical bills coming this Fall (braces for child number 2). And it seems I am not the only one.

One of the survey sites that I use to make a little fun money is My Survey. They do a daily quick poll and the one the other day asked – “What causes you the most stress in Life?” Over 32,000 people responded to this poll! The results were:

  •           Family and/or Relationships…..24%
  •           Health Concerns…………………….  9%
  •           Money Concerns……………………42%
  •           School………………………………….  2%
  •           Work……………………………………12%
  •           Other Stress………………………….  5%
  •           No stress in Life…………………….  6%

I really wasn’t surprised. Money is the number one stressor for most of us. I was a little caught off guard by the fact that 6% said they had no stress in their life – I wonder if they have a life (okay, just joking)? I do wonder though if the world’s economy has something to do with the percentage or if this is about normal. I would think this is a little higher than normal, but probably not by much.

Just another reason to keep on top of things, have a budget, spend within your means, and keep building that emergency fund!

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