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Stressed-out youth

Money matters are the greatest cause of stress among young people,

according to research commissioned by Alliance & Leicester.

The survey of 958 people reveals that 64 per cent of those aged between 16

and 24 said that not having enough money to go out was the greatest cause

of stress.

It coincides with A&L launching Piggybank2000 campaign aiming to get

people on the savings ladder.

One in 10 people blamed their boss for stressing them out in the average

week with Welsh people twice as likely to be stressed for this reason. Sex

came bottom of the list with only 3 per cent having an anxiety about their

sex life. More people, 5 per cent, were concerned about their computer.


Correspondent&#39s Week

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Intelligent Finance, the…

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Set your sites on IHT reduction

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Get your New Year off to a flying start

Ross Jackson, Senior Marketing Manager There’s no denying that these days we expect things quickly. You might have noticed it first-hand during the flurry and rush of the Christmas period. The fact is that in a world of smartphones, social media and click and collect, most clients expect to get an instant response and a […]


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