More worry about debt than budgeting. What concerns you most?

USA Today’s Snapshot feature presented an interesting result this week with respondents answering questions about their financial concerns.

According to the poll results, four in 10 callers to a financial help line from April through June “complained of mounting debt.”

Specifically, the biggest financial worries in order were:

Debt: 39 percent

Budgeting/saving: 32 percent

Credit management: 7 percent

Real estate: 6 percent

Retirement planning: 5 percent

When it comes to personal finances, what concerns you most? Where doyou feel most secure?

Here are tips from Atlanta clinical psychologist Dr. Paula Bloom on dealing with financial stress.

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TinyTam

September 29th, 2009
10:52 am

I’d definitely say budgeting/saving and debt run neck in neck in my mind. The other categories are definitely on my mind to a lesser degree. I feel like the current economic climate has caused lots of folks to worry more about the day to day operations of their finances. That applies to me.

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