Show me a person’s spending, and I can show you what they love.
In my early 20s, I discovered a secret that significantly decreased my financial stress and guilt. I was feeling pressure to keep up with The Jones and participate in small or large social events that I really didn’t want to attend. But then something out of this world happened to me….
Just kidding, nothing happened. I have no sex story to tell you how I discovered this turning point, but it happened.
What happened was that I started to understand my spending habits and discovered my spending values. What expenses brought true happiness and which ones made me feel like shit. I noted those feelings and uncovered what made me spend on stuff that gave me little or temporary joy.
Discovering Your Core Spending Values
Here are my families core Spending Values:
What is not important to us:
Cable TV / Streaming
There are no right or wrong answers here. What matters is being honest with yourself so you can live a life in alignment with your finances.
It’s also important to note that if you are in a relationship, your partner’s values may or may not align with yours 100%. While you might care about clothing, maybe your spouse doesn’t but really cares about having a nice car. Finding your values as a couple and as individuals will help alleviate financial stress in your relationship as well.
What about you?
I would love to hear your core values, and even more importantly your Anti-Values. Will you reply back to let me know once you have completed the worksheet?
I’m a real human on the other end of this email and I love hearing from you.
Hi, I’m Mickallyn, a Mortgage Lender/Banker turned Financial Coach. When student loans put me in debt, I knew I didn’t want to live the rest of my life paying them off, so I figured out how to pay them all off in just a year. Now I have zero debt, 3 homes, 4 college degrees, and am raising two little boys. I’ve traveled to over 22 countries and live a debt-free life. I’m committed to helping others do the same through 1 on 1 coaching and personalized plans that actually work.