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.
- Accepting Your Feelings
- Adult Children Moving Home
- Building an Emergency Fund
- Controlling Spending
- Coping With Stress
- Deciding Which Bills to Pay First
- Doing Things Together as a Family for Less
- Freeing Up Money from Services
- Having a Spending Plan is Critical
- Keep Lines of Communication Open
- Keeping a Roof Overhead
- Making Extra Money
- Making the Most of What You Have
- Managing Money in Tough Times: Managing in Tough Times
- Managing Money in Tough Times: Taking Charge in Challenging Times
- Meeting Your Insurance Needs
- Sizing Up Your Financial Situation
- Stretch Your Food Dollars at Home
- Stretch Your Grocery Dollars
- Stretching Your Food Dollar
- Teaching Children Coping Skills
- Things You Can Do When Money Is Short
- Tips for Teens: How to Contribute to Family Needs During Tough Times
- What are Your Resources?
- What is Your Net Worth?
- When Prices Rise: Living on Your Income
- When Your Income Drops
- Working Teens as Contributors to the Family
- Managing Money in Tough Times Research