There are also cases when severe and prolonged financial problems caused the deterioration of marriage and parenting skills, which would, harms the children's mental health. This case occurs even "if the family is wealthy or lives in a country with generous economic welfare programs" (qtd. in Greer's "Families Financial Woes")
Causes and effects of pecuniary problems in the family could be another "chicken and egg" question. We can't surely pinpoint which is the cause and which is the effect. Although we have mentioned that financial problem is an upshot of other problems at home, we must understand that there are further underlying causes of financial quandary. The Crown Financial Ministries in its Internet article "Causes of ministers' financial problems" identified several causes of financial problems met by most of its ministers that are highly applicable to most families.