Financial Stress 101

Understanding Financial Stress

Financial stress is extremely common and has many causes. Sometimes financial stress is short-term — such as when we lose a job or have unexpected, one-off expenses. Sometimes the stress is more chronic and rooted in deep structural inequities — such as the growing number of people who work more than one job and still struggle to make ends meet. No matter the cause, the stress of not knowing whether we can pay our bills, for ourselves and sometimes for others, can take a toll on our mental health.

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