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Why Are We So Quick to Judge?

What I’m asking you is to just consider for a moment that there may be more to the story than meets the eye. You make fun of their fancy car, but what if they inherited that car from a parent who recently died?

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5 Ways People Are Dumb With Money

Richard Thaler won the Nobel Prize last year for showing that not only do humans make financial mistakes, they make predictable mistakes. He joked about calling his research ‘Dumb Stuff People Do.’ But today, it’s called ‘Behavior Economics,’ and it has changed public policy across the world.

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Buying Your Way Out of Impostor Syndrome

Basically, it boils down to this: despite having a good education and a respectable job, you feel like you are a fraud, a fake, an impostor. On the outside, you might look calm, cool and collected, but if others only knew what a hot mess you really were!

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Feeling Rich and Feeling Poor

It takes conscious effort to look seriously at things beyond the immediate future. You have to train yourself to start considering the long-term consequences of your daily choices and use them as a pro-and-con with those immediate choices.

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Non-Violent Communication & Money: 10 Most Common Jackal Beliefs About Money

Whenever I tell myself ‘I can’t afford this,’ I feel a little sad or frustrated, and so what I want to do is be aware that this is a thought—a Jackal—when actually, there is a choice, right? I’m choosing not to buy something because I want to spend my money on my rent. I don’t want to spend my money on this car because I can get a second-hard car and I prefer to spend the rest of my money on the gym. There is a choice there.

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Shame

Feeling shame can affect the way we live our lives, and especially how we spend our money.

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Drift

Only when an outside force thrusts itself upon us, like an unexpected illness, losing a loved one, maybe an unexpected pregnancy, losing a job, an investment plumpting—these terrible circumstances (it’s typically a crappy circumstance)—that we actually truly wake up from our slumber—our drift—and we start to ask these more existential foundational questions about ‘what am I doing?’ ‘what am I committed to?’ and ‘am I connected to purpose?’

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