New Study Reveals Women Lose Sleep Over Finances More than Men
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Women and men diverge in other areas related to household financial organization and bill paying, according to the survey. Notable differences include:
- Women tend to be more bothered by the clutter and waste of paper mail. Thirty-eight percent of women (vs. 34 percent of men) say the waste is the worst thing about paper mail, and 32 percent of women (versus 24 percent of men) say the worst thing is the clutter.
- Organization impacts women more acutely than men. Seventy-three percent of women say they are frustrated by disorganization, compared to just 59 percent of men. When organized, 50 percent of women say they feel relaxed and 40 percent say they feel happy. That compares to 41 percent and 37 percent of men respectively.
One trait that men and women share: about half of each gender says they have forgotten to pay at least one bill in the past year.
"It's a fact that's true not just for women: getting your financial life streamlined and organized can make you happier and less frustrated," said Insalaco. "Ridding your home of unneeded paper bills and paying bills on time all contribute to a more relaxing, less stressful home, not to mention a more healthy financial future."