The American Psychological Association’s “Stress in America” survey revealed that work and money are the two leading causes of stress in Americans. We know that money needs to be managed, but many people may fail to realize that there are emotional aspects to handling money that are rooted pretty deeply in our pasts. Many people experience a lot of tense encounters with money before they are financially independent, ranging from parents arguing over money, seeing someone lose a job, or even experiencing poverty first-hand. These stressful memories can shape our attitudes and behaviors about money in our adult life.
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