PROVIDING FINANCIAL EDUCATION, ACROSS AMERICA - ONE COMMUNITY AT A TIME
We deal with money more than we deal with anything else in the world. Yet financial education isn't taught in most schools. Only 3% of Americans have a written financial plan, and most people put off retirement planning way too long. Stress from financial issues impacts job performance, relationships and family life.
The purpose of Financial Literacy Month is to raise awareness of this need for education, and to make some decisions about a financial future and take practical steps toward accomplishing those goals.
May 20, 2013 | Category: Wellness
| Author: Nancy Palmer
Source - O Magazine
While the market plunges, free-floating anxiety is rising. How to cope with all the excess worry? Nancy Palmer reports on a few soothing ideas.
Money anxiety disorder: That's what you might call the latest American epidemic (the acronym, conveniently, would be MAD). According to a survey in October by the American Psychological Association, 80 percent of us find the recent financial crisis a significant cause of stress—up from 66 percent last April—and women are bearing the brunt of the worry, reporting greater concern over job stability and health problems affecting their families, for example, than men are. "Money is a safety net, as in, 'I may not be able to count on people, but I can count on my cash,'" says the APA's public education coordinator for Pennsylvania, David Palmiter,...