Saturday 24 August 2019

Money and family are people's main concerns

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Charlie Weston

Charlie Weston

Money is the biggest worry for people, but there has been some easing in the anxiety about personal finances.

Health is also still a big focus for families. Careers are also cited as something people put a lot of thought into at the moment, according to a survey commissioned by insurer Royal London.

Money has topped the list of things people worry about for the second year in a row. More than a third of the 1,000 people surveyed said finances were their biggest concern.

This is despite an improving economy with some workers getting pay rises. However, the proportion of people worrying about their finances is down from almost half who cited it as the key concern last year, the survey conducted by iReach found. But there has been a big rise in the numbers who say that their family is a worry for them. One-in-five has concerns about their family.

Health is cited as the main worry by close to one-in-five of those surveyed. This is roughly the same of the proportion who said last year that health was a big concern.

Joe Charles, of Royal London, said: "Unsurprisingly, money has topped the poll as Irish people's biggest worry for the last two years." He said it was surprising there has been a drop in the number of people who identified money as their biggest concern.

Irish Independent

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