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Study Reveals Women Feeling Growing Financial Pressures on Family Life
Date:4/28/2008

make ends meet"

-- Six in 10 women are concerned about being able to pay their bills each

month (60%) -- especially high among single mothers with children

under 18 (80%)

-- 72% of women are concerned about rising taxes -- especially Boomer

women (81%)

-- 4 in 10 (38%) women "feel overwhelmed by financial burdens" -- even

higher for Gen X (47%) and mothers of children under 18 (47%) and

single mothers with children under 18 (52%)

-- 4 in 10 (38%) women have incurred medical debt -- even higher among

mothers of children under 18 (49%), especially young mothers 18-34

(59%)

-- Only 15% of women say they do not have any debt

-- 22% of women report being over $20,000 in non-mortgage debt -- even

higher for Gen X women (30%)

-- Three quarters of women are concerned about the future of social

security (77%) and saving enough for retirement (75%)

"What do Women Want?"(TM) brings together the resources of Meredith, recognized for its well-known media brands such as Ladies' Home Journal, More, Family Circle, Better Homes and Gardens, Fitness, Siempre Mujer and BHG.com among others, and NBC Universal whose brands include The Today Show, MSNBC, Bravo, Oxygen, Access Hollywood, Telemundo, and iVillage.

DETAILED FINDINGS*:

Women & Financial Woes:

Housing

-- 57% of women are concerned about being able to pay monthly

mortgage/rent -- even higher among Gen X women (65%) and mothers with

children under 18 (64%) and single mothers with children under 18

(72%)

-- One quarter (26%) of women and/or their partners are counting on real

estate and home equity for retirement

-- 72% of women are concerned about rising taxes -- even higher among

Boomer women (81%)

Non-Mortgage Debt & Credit Cards

-- 85% of women
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