Money Stress is a Killer! Why Don’t You Turn on the Tap?

stressA new report from the American Psychological Association finds that “money remains the biggest stressor” in Americans’ lives, despite reports of a healing economy.

Money was found to be “a somewhat or very significant source of stress for 64% of Americans”, overall, but especially for the following subgroups:

  • Parents (77% felt stressed about money)
  • “Gen Xers,” or 36-49-year-olds (76%)
  • “Millennials,” or 18-35-year-olds (75%)

American Psychological Association CEO and executive vice president, Norman B. Anderson, PhD, has this to say about the findings:

“Regardless of the economic climate, money and finances have remained the top stressor since our survey began in 2007. Furthermore, this year’s survey shows that stress related to financial issues could have a significant impact on Americans’ health and well-being,” 

Stress is a killer so worrying about money will definitely lead to impaired health. Stress is nothing to take lightly!  If you have stress related to money then you what you really need is a financial recovery plan.

There are only a few answers to remedy your money stress.  Spend less of it or make more of it.  Chances are,  in this sluggish economy (where many are unemployed or under employed), you’ve already been forced to spend less of it.  That’s a no-brainer.  Now your focus should be on how to make more of it!  Whether you realize it or not, you need another stream of income.

I’m not sure what’s happened to Americans and why we are blown away at the idea of having a second job/source of income.  We have every convenience gadget imaginable and yet;  we CLAIM that we don’t have any extra time to make any extra money. Nonsense!

Americans used to be willing to do whatever it took in order to get ahead and pay the bills.  It used to be pretty common for people to work more than one job or to have a sideline business to supplement their income.  It’s time to get back to that mentality if you want to STOP THE STRESS over money and if you ever want to “get ahead” again.

If you have the time and energy to turn on the tap in your kitchen, then your financial recovery program might be easier than you think.

Just think, when you get rid of the money stress, you improve your health!

Are you ready to start turning things around financially?  Sit back, relax and tune in:

Bottoms-up, Boomers!



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Is the Recession Making You Sick? Google Says It Is!

stressGoogle has been evaluating high-hit searches and they’ve concluded that people are eagerly searching for answers to headaches, stomach aches, ulcer symptoms and symptoms of depression at astronomical rates and that this search pattern directly correlates to the state of the economy.  Stress is a killer.

Definition of “stress”

a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances

Are you going to let stress kill you or are you going to do something about it?  If you think that the economy is taking its toll on your family now, how will they fair if you’re too sick to work or (God forbid) dead?  With all of those things that add to the stress level these days, it has NEVER been more important to take better care of yourself.  If you don’t,  the consequences may kill you.

How do you take care of yourself when the sky is falling?  It’s not easy but it’s sure not impossible.  You need to find the balance and you need to be committed to surviving the storm.  Life is a balance between your spiritual self, your physical self and your financial self.  They all go hand-in-hand and if you lack one, you’ll pay the price in the other areas.   As a single mother of four with no financial or physical support to raise my children, I became an expert on stress and the balancing act it takes to survive the storm.

Here is my expert advice for you and your stress:

1.  Remember to take time to focus on the good things.  There may be a lot of drama going on right now but there is ALWAYS a lot to be grateful for too.  Don’t let the bad overcome the good.

2.  Take care of yourself.  Exercise, nutrition and HYDRATION go a long way in relieving stress.   Thirty minutes of exercise and LOTS of healthy water are ridiculously simple.  Do your best eat healthy and avoid emotional eating.  These are all very simple steps to take but in the midst of the storm you may be slacking.  Just do it!

3.  If you don’t have enough money to go around make more money.  If that sounds too simple that’s because it is.  You may have to humble yourself when your current job (or unemployment) isn’t doing the trick but there is always something that you can do to increase your income. Get a part time job or better yet,  start your own business.  Starting your own business can be rewarding, lucrative and it offers a lot of  tax benefits too.

When the economy first took a turn I WAS STRESSED so I turned to two of my wealthiest friends for advice.  They are both self-made multimillionaires and they’ve both had their hands in more than one pot over the years.  Surprisingly they both gave me the same advice.  “Find a need and fill it”.   They stressed the fact that there is never an excuse not to make money if you’re willing to work hard and if you’re willing to do what it takes to succeed (not just what you LIKE to do or what you went to school to do)If .  They both warned against working for a paycheck and counting on false security or the “perfect job”.  Neither had sympathy for those not willing to try and both viewed this economy as a great opportunity to build wealth!  Interesting.

I found a major need and I’m filling it.   It’s rewarding, it’s lucrative and I have lots of tax benefits associated with owning my own business.  The  good news is that I’m not likely to “fire” myself and my “income” is totally tied to how hard I’m willing to work.   If you’d like information on what I’m doing just let me know!

These are tough times that call for tough measures but the good news is that we live in a land of opportunity.   There is a cliche that goes like this..When the going gets tough…the tough get going.  STRESSING OUT is not an option.  It’s  bad for your health AND it will get in your way of fighting through (and surviving) these tough times.

Stop going to Google for your ailments and stop stressing out before it’s too late.  Calm down, make a plan and follow my expert advice. Tomorrow can be a better, stress-free day!



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