What’s preventing you from finding work-life balance?

In the recent Employee Benefit News magazine, a study from WFD Consulting and WorldatWork shows that men and women share similar views when it comes to work life balance.  Here is some of the results of the study:

Top work-life challenges:

Men Women
25% Spending time with family 24% Financial Stress
23% Financial Stress 21%  Finding time to exercise
23% Finding personal time 19% Finding personal time
19% Finding Time to exercise 19% Finding time to spend with family

Finding work-life balance continues to be a challenge.  Financial stress is at the top of the list with both men and women.  Financial education can be a key benefit to helping employees alleviate some of this stress.

Basic money management is lacking and this can be seen with the record debt levels both within the government and also with individuals.  Any company with an existing group RRSP or pension plan should be incorporating proper financial education as part of the the overall workplace savings program to help teach employees how to deal with financial stress.

Written by Jim Yih

Jim Yih is a Fee Only Advisor, Best Selling Author, and Financial Speaker on wealth, retirement and personal finance. Currently, Jim specializes in putting Financial Education programs into the workplace. For more information you can follow him on Twitter @JimYih or visit his other websites JimYih.com and Clearpoint Benefit Solutions.

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