Bank Study Confirms 90 Percent of Americans Believe Fi
Stress Can Negatively Affect Health
Union Bank teams with American Heart Association to offer tips for 2010
January 26, 2010 10:03 AM Eastern Time
SAN FRANCISCO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--As we enter a new decade with the hope of rebounding from one of the w
downturns in our history, a newly commissioned bank study confirms that nearly 90 percent of Americans agree that monetary stres
affect one’s health. Even more women (91 percent) and older adults (92 percent of those 45 and older) link stress to concerns over
However, 60 percent of those surveyed may not be taking the necessary steps to improve financial fitness, raising questions as to w
the proper financial education to reach their goals.
Findings from the study, conducted online in December by Harris Interactive, also reveal differing opinions among U.S. adults accor
about what is more important for 2010 – while roughly 55 percent of those 18-34 rate financial fitness a higher priority in 2010, the
Americans (70 percent of those 55 and older) rate physical fitness as a priority.
“It’s encouraging to see that Americans want to make fiscal fitness an important part of their lives, just as they do with physical fitne
Bank Executive Vice President Pierre Habis. “In both instances, the key is developing a regular routine and committing to it, so whe
seeking to lose weight or tone your muscles or save more money this year, the results will come by sticking to a consistent regimen.”
Additional results of the nationwide survey reveal that:
l Sixty three percent of Americans believe it is harder today to get financially fit than it is to get physically fit.
l The majority (61 percent) don’t believe they have enough money saved in the right kind of savings account to weather a finan
l Sixty percent declared that if they had extra money, they would save it, but they lack extra funds to save at the end of the mo
“These responses indicate that a significant number of Americans may b