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10 Ways to Deal with Money Stress

Get 10 tips to deal with money stress so you create a more peaceful life.

By
Laura Adams, MBA,
Episode #211

Do you ever feel stressed-out about money? I don’t have statistics on how many people have financial stress, but if you’re one of them, I know you’re not alone. In this article I’ll highlight four fundamental causes of moneystress and give you10tips to deal with them effectively so you can create a more peaceful life.

How to Deal with Money Stress

There’s no shortage of reasons why people are dizzy with money stress these days. The high unemployment rate, sagging real estate values, and steep gas prices are real issues that we can’t control, but that affect our wallets nonetheless. But it’s important to realize that stress is nothing more than your body’s response to a situation or a series of events.Think about it. When faced with an emergency—like a fire in your building or an approaching tornado—some people freak out and other people stay completely calm and in control.The situation is exactly the same for everyone, but the way each person perceivesthe situation is very different.

It’s absolutely possible to calm your body’s stress responses so you can think clearly and work on solutions, even if what’s stressing you out doesn’t go away.Though you may never completely eliminate all stress in your life, managing it can help you improve your relationships, health, and general sense of well-being.

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About the Author

Laura Adams, MBA

Laura Adams received an MBA from the University of Florida. She's an award-winning personal finance author, speaker, and consumer advocate who is a trusted and frequent source for the national media. Her book, Debt-Free Blueprint: How to Get Out of Debt and Build a Financial Life You Love was an Amazon #1 New Release. Do you have a money question? Call the Money Girl listener line at 302-364-0308. Your question could be featured on the show. 

 

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