MONEY SHAMING: Why We Do It & How To Handle It

  

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“Whatever your current money situation, OWN IT.” - @AddictiveDau #GetAddictedToTheGoodStuff

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Hey ADs,

Have you ever opened the menu when out to dinner with friends and immediately looked down the right hand column to see which dish is the cheapest?

Have you then cringed when the bill arrives and one of the group suggests “splitting it” equally between you – even though they all had a veritable feast, and you made do with a measly diet coke and small starter…?

It’s infuriating when this happens.

What makes it even worse, is that you’re often made to feel really tight and stingy if you suggest just paying for what each of you had.

If you can relate to feeling Money-Shamed like this (and we’ve probably all been there at one time or another), today’s Life Nugget will give you some practical advice on how to navigate these uncomfortable-as-hell moments.

It’s all too easy to forget how awful it feels to be at the absolute dregs of your bank balance – especially when we’re in a period of relative comfort and abundance:

 

“Money is one of our biggest emotional triggers, so be considerate of other people’s financial situations.” - @AddictiveDau

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Once you’ve watched the vid, we’d love to hear your own thoughts and experience around Money-shaming.

Have you ever been made to feel guilty for your financial situation? How did you respond?

(And if you’re really brave: have you ever been guilty of Money-Shaming yourself?)

Let us know in the comments below.

All our lovin, Persia & Joey xxx