We may be the most stressed out generation in history!
The statement above may be a little over the top. After all, probably nobody reading this has ever been kidnapped and sold into slavery, or watched half of the population of his city die of the plague.
But having said that, we are a generation on information steroids. Our grandparents embraced new "time-saving" appliances, such as washing machines and toasters, microwave ovens, etc. With all of the things we have to help us in our work we should be awash in leisure time. But is that the case with you? Certainly not with me.
Today, I'm not so sure we're not a slave to our devices. E-mails, tweets, and text-messages scream for our immediate attention. Our social life consists of wierd virtual friends whom we'll never meet in person, and really know nothing about. Responsibilities are endless, and especially if you're a working professional, the hours in the day don't seem to be enough.
Trying to keep all these ducks in a row can be too much. Many times the management of your finances is a chore that is always pushed out to the future.