6 Top Financial Fears Americans Have Today (and How to Overcome Them)
Financial problems are worrisome. Worry can upset your digestion, slow your metabolism, slow your libido, make you break out, make you break down. Stress like that makes your back ache, makes you forgetful, makes you pick and/or bite. Makes you a bit crazier.
You aren’t alone. Worry is part of the human condition. We are like uncomfortable, twitchy zombies in a pit. Be cool.
Odd. You Know What Is Also A Part of The American-Human Condition: Financial Problems and Credit.
Hold your zombie, zombie-pleasing, tenancies. You don’t have to put on a happy face and endure something that’s not actually OK, either. Fake it until you make it isn’t the best solution for financial problems. Just check on it?
Some Experience Zombie-ing Because They Would Rank This Type of Thought as #1 on Their Financial Problems List:
- 31% of people surveyed worried most about rising Health Care Costs. I can’t afford to keep myself healthy and alive. Read an article here.
- 16% of people surveyed worried most about today’s Social Security System. SOS to SSS, What’s going to happen to the money I pay in now? Can’t I manage my own retirement fund? This isn’t fair. Who will be held accountable? Read an article here.
- 15% of people surveyed worried most about today’s job market, income inequality specifically. I am a women and he’s a man; so what?! Why does he make more than I do? I’m a human and so is he. Why do they make so much more than me? Read an article here.
- 13% of people surveyed worried most about the increasing cost of education. To get that better job I’m going to need that training or degree. I need a better job to pay for the training and degree. Click here to get some help with that. / Read an article here.
- 11% of people surveyed worried tax increases would pull them underwater – or just isn’t ethical. If I work for minimum wage at 8.25/hour I really make about 8.25x.75=not enough. Or I make plenty by the lower class pays 19% income tax and I want to pay an equal tax rate. Get your taxes done in 2 hours./ Read an article here.
- 11% And what is done with your tax dollar; military spending? I’m fine paying for the infrastructure and services this nation needs. I’m a good American. But I’m not okay with bad American foreign policy. I wouldn’t shoot a man on my soil, why kill him on his? It’s not out of sight out of mind for me! No way! OR We really need to re-examine the defense budget. If 54% goes to defense, then what kind of country are we creating to defend? Read an article here.
I have news for you; not new. Your cost of healthcare, the Social Security System, the government defense spending, tax rates and Income Inequality are all important issues. You do not have immediate control of any of these financial problems. Worrying will not change them – but it will kill you, slowly; uh, don’t worry probably not right now.
- Think about something else
- Better yet, do something proactive for your financial problems
- Write to someone who can do something about it on the big abstract scale: your local congress person, a local monopoly owner.
- Sign petitions
- Exercise, like just move a little while you sit there and tense your body as you breathe. It’s called Tension-Release Exercises.
- Have a plan like #1. Get financial aid – its out there! #2. Go back to school #3. Get a better job.
- Meditate at home
- Buy a home: Meditate in it. Click here to get the help you need