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And on this week’s show!
Have you ever done a strict money budget and been really ‘good’ only to then spend-binge afterwards because you were so good and then the guilt and shame come flooding in? Turns out budgeting and diets have a lot in common both in the feelings that come up and the failures so many people experience in undertaking them. Mel Browne, accountant, and financial adviser extraordinaire is back on the show to step us through how we might get to know ourselves better financially so that we can play to our strengths and reduce money stress (show #90 is also very much worth a listen if you missed her first appearance).
Enjoy and tell me what you thought! Alexx x
The questions I asked Melissa:
- New book – hooray! Why did you feel this one needed to be written? What were you seeing in client’s and your social community’s continued challenges that made you want to ‘answer’ them with this?
- Let’s talk diets and what they have to do with finances: aka ‘budgets’ – Feels like you throw us all a comfy blanky when you say they don’t work. We kind of knew it all along. You save and are really ‘good’ for a month or even a year, and then boom because you’ve been so ‘good’ you feel deserved in your splurging. So is the same psychological stuff at play here?
- How can we stop self-sabotaging when it comes to money?
- What can we do when we become paralysed with stress around money? How do we pluck ourselves out of that so we can effectively move forward?
- What can we do to reframe so that saving and building assets steadily as we go along, becomes a fact of life – just something that we know how to do and that we ACTUALLY do!?
Other helpful links:
Know more about Melissa and her work: melissabrowne.com.au
You can also grab a copy of Mel’s new book, out now – Budgets Don’t Work (But This Does)
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