Worrying about finances is never a good thing, but worrying about whether or not you’ll be able to afford essential bills like your utilities or even food shopping is even worse, especially if you have little mouths to feed and look after.
When it comes to financial concerns, it seems that women may actually be more likely to worry about their finances than men – according to recent research by debt management provider DebtAdvisoryCentre.co.uk. From this research, it appears around 88% of women worry about some aspect of their finances, compared with just 76% of men.
This comes from the fact that 24% of men interviewed said ‘I don’t worry about my finances’, where only 12% of women felt they had nothing to worry about financially.
However, not worrying about your finances at all could also be a bad sign. If your finances are in tip-top shape, then it’s good to know you don’t have anything to worry about. But, if your finances aren’t in great shape and you’re still not worried, you may be adopting an overly relaxed attitude towards your money situation, which could lead into to some difficult ground.
Worrying isn’t a good thing, but neither is burying your head in the sand and waiting for your financial problems to blow over. If you’re concerned about your finances, suffering in silence isn’t going to make the issues go away.
If debt is the cause of your money worries, as it is for 8% of our respondents, getting reliable debt advice can be a real help. It’s likely there’s a solution out there for you, and it doesn’t hurt to get in contact with someone to try and help solve your money worries once and for all.