Top 8 financial worries of Americans

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    By Elyssa Kirkham/GOBankingRates

    Money is a huge mental drain -- for one in four Americans, it's the topic they think about most on a daily basis, according to the GOBankingRates 2015 Life + Money Survey. This preoccupation can grow into a significant problem; half of Americans worry about three or more major financial concerns at the same time, according to a Gallup poll.

    One of the best ways to combat financial worries is to take action. "Make a change," said Andrew Meadows, a brand ambassador at Ubiquity Retirement + Savings. Instead of worrying about money, "Do something about it."

    "As you start digging your way out of financial problems, you'll get this feeling of accomplishment," said Meadows. "Take the fear out of your money management, and feed that feeling that comes with taking action and being prepared," he said.

    You can probably find your major source of financial worry in this list of the biggest money struggles Americans face, based off of the Life + Money Survey findings. You also can find out what to do to make a positive change for both your wallet and your peace of mind.

    Click ahead for a look at the top financial issues that worry Americans.

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