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Survey: Teens Stressing About The Economy

  • Jim Liebelt
    Jim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim has over 25 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, and has been on the HomeWord staff since 1998. He has served over the years as a pastor, author, youth ministry trainer, adjunct college instructor and speaker. Jim’s culture blog and parenting articles appear on HomeWord.com. Jim is a contributing author of culture and parenting articles to Crosswalk.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Olympia, WA.
  • 2009 Aug 12
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Turns out that teen girls are stressed-out about money and the economy, according to a new survey from Seventeen and Bank of America.

While 85% of girls are worried about the economy, 75% of teen boys are fretting too. And while many are worried about how to pay for things like lip glosses and plaid miniskirts, 69% are also worried about the cost of college, compared to 59% of boys.

The survey, which included 2,000 kids aged 16 to 21, finds that 38% have altered college plans in some way, while one in five have had to either go with their second choice or attend a state school in order to save money. And 45% say their parents are worrying or fighting about money more often.

Girls also worry that they spend more readily than they save: Only 34% believe they're in total control of their finances.

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