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Mind On The Money

A survey found that most Americans constantly think about money.

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How often do you think about your finances?

What's on your mind? If you're like most Americans, you probably answered "money" or "work." Yes, it's kind of sad, but a survey from GoBankingRates.com found that one in four Americans consider "money" the thing that they think about most each and every day.

Money weighs so heavily on the minds of Americans that it is cited as the number one daily thought no matter the income group or gender. As for specifics, the most "feared" money challenge was maintaining a budget, followed closely by saving for retirement. Saving enough for higher education was the third biggest money fear.

If money is indeed something you think about constantly, perhaps that's an indication that it's time to alter your behavior. Are you not sticking to that monthly budget? Stop what you're doing and take a look at it. What can you change? Are there areas for improvement? The truth is, if you're obsessing over financial matters, there's a good chance that's because you know you could be doing better. It might be difficult, but ask yourself what, specifically, is bugging you, and then do your best to address that concern.

Article written by Chris O'Shea for SavvyMoney.