Financial worries dog the Dutch

19th July 2005, Comments 0 comments

ROTTERDAM – Two-thirds of Dutch adults say their everyday mood is brought down most by money woes, according to a study released on Tuesday.

ROTTERDAM – Two-thirds of Dutch adults say their everyday mood is brought down most by money woes, according to a study released on Tuesday.

Almost 60 percent of the roughly 550 people surveyed, who were between the ages of 25 and 65, said ‘the daily news’ regularly had a negative influence on their feelings.

Budgetary worries often go paired with health issues, according to the study, commissioned by health insurer VGZ and financial advisor De Hypotheker.

Three-quarters of people with financial worries also said they experienced significant stress with respect to their health. Half of those who said they had no money problems reported feeling the same.

People with money worries often cut costs relating to living a healthy lifestyle, according to VGZ and De Hypotheker.

Nearly two-thirds of people on a tight budget said they economised on relaxing outings. A quarter saved on sport, and more than a fifth on fresh foods.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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