Financial concerns

Managing your stress in tough economic times

Money is on the minds of most Americans. In fact, according to the American Psychological Association’s 2010 Stress in America survey, over three-quarters of Americans (76 percent) cite money as a significant cause of stress. And while the economy appears to be becoming healthier, personal financial problems still worry many Americans. But, like most of [...]

2020-03-22T22:34:49-04:00April 1st, 2013|Financial concerns, Stress, What's new at FIRSTCALL|

Willpower, finances and spending

It’s probably not a surprise to read that money and the economy are top causes of stress for Americans, as shown in APA’s most recent Stress in America Survey. Whether it’s thinking about paying the mortgage, buying groceries or saving money a lot of brain power is devoted to making financial decisions. These financial decisions, [...]

2016-03-22T12:40:49-04:00April 1st, 2013|Financial concerns, What's new at FIRSTCALL|

Tax day: strategies for managing money stress

The looming IRS tax deadline may be stressful for many Americans. Stress related to tax deadlines can increase reliance on the unhealthy behaviors, such as eating to alleviate stress, making poor diet choices, smoking, drinking and being inactive, that many people already use to cope with everyday stressors related to money, work, personal and family [...]

2020-03-22T22:34:49-04:00April 1st, 2013|Financial concerns, Stress, What's new at FIRSTCALL|

Having a healthy summer on a recession budget

Finishing school, starting camp, and looking forward to family vacations all make summer exciting for children. However, because of unemployment or concerns about the economy, many families have postponed or canceled summer plans, disappointing children who were looking forward to the yearly family trip or other summertime activities. Yet, cutting back on family budgets does [...]

Money issues leading cause of holiday stress for Americans

What causes the most stress during the holiday season? Money issues were the top vote getters for holiday stress, according to a recent poll by the American Psychological Association (APA). The Survey found that 61 percent of Americans listed lack of money as the top cause of holiday stress followed by the pressures of gift [...]

2016-03-22T12:58:52-04:00November 30th, 2010|Financial concerns, Holidays, Stress, What's new at FIRSTCALL|

Get your free credit report

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires each of the nationwide credit reporting companies—Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion—to provide you with a free copy of your credit report, at your request, once every 12 months. The FCRA promotes the accuracy and privacy of information in the files of the nation’s credit reporting companies. The Federal Trade [...]