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Top 10 Financial Stresses in Family Life

 

Percentage of families experiencing stress

Money for food, clothing and energy

45%

Purchase of a car, or other major item

43%

Taking out a loan

31%

Children's education

29%

Problems with family income

26%

Medical/dental expenses

23%

Purchase or construction of a home

16%

Bad investments

16%

Overuse of credit cards

15%

Starting a business

10%

Together Forever, Aid Association for Lutherans, Appleton, WI, 1997, p. 51