015: First Guest Next Week, Painful Art of Decision Making, Why Stuff Doesn’t Make Me Happy, & July 23rd Reading: Financial Choices

In this Episode:

01:38 Next week: my first guest!
OK, the truth is, I barely tell you anything because I don’t want to jinx it! 🙂 I’m looking forward to a lively discussion with the author of a new book about recovery from compulsive spending. She and I have some fundamental differences in our approach to recovery, so it should be an interesting conversation.

02:39 Offering One-on-One Help with Your Spending Plan
I talk about the new services I’m offering. Click here to read more about how I can help you with your spending plan or to set up your FREE 15 minute phone or Skype call with me.

5:40 The Painful Art of Decision Making
And why new stuff doesn’t make me happy. And how awful it was having money for some of my wants! Plus, I have come to a screeching halt in my KonMari process because I didn’t listen to what Marie Kondo says over and over again – DON’T worry about storage until you are FINISHED the decluttering process! That means don’t get more stuff either! I got completely derailed by going off on phase two before finishing phase one.

Oh, and I got the title of her book wrong. It’s called, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.”

WARNING: In this podcast, I talk about high end problems, and I go on and on about decorating, something that has never previously interested me and, I suspect, won’t interest you. But eventually, I’ll bring it around to how this impacts recovery from compulsive spending.


22:33 The Challenge of Buying with a Conscience on Limited Funds

23:22 At Last, the Towels & Final Thoughts
The process of decluttering is fulfilling. The process of recovery is fulfilling. Having a bunch of new stuff … not fulfilling at all.

Here are some pictures:

30:47 Daily Reader for Compulsive Debtors and Spenders:
July 23rd: Financial Choices

Links to Resources Mentioned in the Podcast

Please note: I’m DEFINITELY NOT putting links to any stores I mention. So you don’t have to worry about that. 🙂

Disclosure: This is an affiliate link, and I will receive a small commission if you purchase this book through the link. Thank you for your Support! BUT please check your local library before buying books! You can save a lot of money this way.

NOTE: I’ve wrestled with putting links here at all as I do not want to encourage anyone to spend money. Please, please, please use discretion here, and skip this section entirely if you feel it will trigger your compulsion to spend.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Music Attribution

“Life of Riley” (Intro and Outro), “Carpe Diem,” “Bassa Island Game Loop,” “Comfortable Mystery 2,” “Crusade,” “Daily Beetle,” and “Fretless” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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