All we want for Christmas

Friday 20 December 2013

We want to wish you the best over what many call “the festive season”. But we know it is not festive for everyone. We wish that all young women could have a relaxed, enjoyable and stress free time but sadly we know that this is very far from the truth. Christmas brings extra pressure and expectations and for many young women the stress is overwhelming. 

  In 'The Real Story' we talked about the huge financial worries of young women. Over half are struggling to make their money last until the end of the month. 44% of young women said they are filled with dread about their finances. And this is all year round. You can imagine what it is like when there is the added pressure to have a "perfect Christmas" so very present in all our media.

Despite what many headlines would have us believe, young women are not all complacent and they are not all frivolous. Most of them know how to manage the money they have. They do not expect to receive unlimited benefits. What they find so much harder is finding a way to improve their education and finding work which allows them to be financially independent and stand on their own two feet.

We want this situation to be different and will be working hard in 2014 so that a different story can be told about young women.