Small steps can address stress by helping you achieve near- and long-term goals.

Financial stress and its potential health implications can seem overwhelming, but there are simple steps that people can take to improve their financial and overall well-being.

Everyday Health conducted a survey as part of its United States of Stress special report, and finances topped the list of most common stressors. Research has shown that chronic stress, such as stress you may experience from ongoing financial concerns, can adversely affect both the mind and body.