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   Posted 3/5/2009 7:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning Family.........It is a wonderful day in the neighborhood............ tongue turn tongue
It’s no secret that your stress level, demeanor and overall outlook can be a direct result of your financial situation.
Today's Question:
Is Money a Source of Stress for You?

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   Posted 3/5/2009 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   

Moeny is a stress for me as I freak when something major breaks down at home, the car, the furnace, the cost of my medications  as I immediately start to obsess where will the extra money come from.

Also with the fiancial situation in today's world I have lost over 1/2 my retirement  account now...........

I try to remember that I have a house and food and I am healthy but it still stresses me out.

My best advice is take a look at your income compared to your spending. Make adjustments now if you are a worry wart like I am.
Take care my friends.

Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression
&  Moderator GERD  Forums

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Peace does not dwell in outward things, but within the soul
Clickable Link: Anxiety-Panic Resources

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   Posted 3/5/2009 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I try not to let worries of money stress me out.... But it does get to me... Especially when I realize I may have to go a week without food while waiting for my food stamps to come in.... And if I can't get a ride, I may have to go without even longer....
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.

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   Posted 3/5/2009 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   

Yes money is a worry and one of the things I get really anxious about, this is a symptom of my GAD

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   Posted 3/5/2009 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
No not really for me. My husband and I have an emergency fund we are continually adding to. Having my husband around is really good for our finances as he is really good about saving. We also always shop around for what ever we are about to buy. We like the phrase "Buy the best for the least".
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Georgie Girl
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   Posted 3/5/2009 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   

Money in general is and was not a source of stress for me lately.  However, I did not plan appropriately at a younger age to save for my retirement.  I will get a tidy retirement from my civil service job but not enough to live in the manner to which I have become accustomed.  So now through my own fault, I am not as comfortable that my retirement will go well.  My husband does not want me to retire when I'm eligible (Sep 2010) because our house will not be paid off and we have a large house payment.  I want to retire here and go to work doing something else, less stressful and more interesting) to make up the difference between my retirement annuity and my current salary. 

My spouse and I were both poor kids and we've spent 30 years making up for it in buying what we want when we want it.  Not a good thing and I even knew it at the time.

THe current state of the ecomony is causing additional stress because my husband has been cut from 10 days of work per pay period down to 8.5 days per pay period.  At least he still has his job, which many people can't say these days.   As he and I keep our money separate, I have picked up some of the expenses he was paying until he returns to a full pay period.




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   Posted 3/5/2009 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Thankfully I live in an apartment so don't have the added stress of worrying about if something may break down in a house and the finances of covering that.  I make a phone call and a maintenance man shows up.  And, thankfully, I do have an emergency savings account that I do have part of each paycheck deposited into every two weeks.  I try to live on the money in my checking account and so far so good.  I have cut back on any spending other than "needs" and have re-evaluated spending and bills and stuff so am okay for now.  Thank God for my job and my parents for raising me to value a penny and not spend money I didn't have.  The old saying of "if I can't pay cash for it, I don't need it" is really coming into play.


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   Posted 3/5/2009 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Right now, money is a stress to me, more so than ever. I've been missing a lot of work lately because my Crohn's is flaring. I don't qualify for my employer's short-term disabilty because the Crohn's is considered a pre-existing medical condition. I am divorced and live alone.....
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   Posted 3/6/2009 6:13 AM (GMT -6)   
It never used to be but as the credit card people dont let up YES it seem to play a big part in my stress factor now-a-days! gillx


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   Posted 3/6/2009 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
This is yesterday' post, but yes money is stressful. I am not interested in being rich or anything like that, I just want to survive and keep taking care of my family to the best of my ability :)
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