In this Episode:
[Note: This podcast is longer than usual, nearly an hour.]
00:00 Introduction to the Interview
Where I introduce my guest, Lauren Greutman, author of the upcoming book, “The Recovering Spender.” I talk about my trepidation regarding the interview, and explain why I decided to proceed.
04:41 Interview with Lauren Greutman
We share our philosophies, and Lauren talks about her personal transformation and the program she has developed to help other compulsive spenders.
45:16 Where we talk about KonMari
Yes! I was so excited to read in Lauren’s book that she has experience with KonMari! It was enlightening to me to discuss the pitfalls of Marie Kondo’s philosophy when you are in recovery from compulsive spending.
52:14 Daily Reader for Compulsive Debtors and Spenders:
July 29th: Fear of Creditors
Links to Resources Mentioned in the Podcast
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.
You Need a Budget
This is the spending plan software I use. It’s a virtual envelope system and has everything a compulsive spender needs for sober spending. I don’t receive any compensation from this company. It’s just the easiest and most complete solution I have found for tracking my spending. They offer a 34 day full version trial.
Disclosure: The Amazon link below 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.
Lauren Greutman’s websites:
“Life of Riley” (Intro and Outro), “Carpe Diem,” “Sock Hop,” and “Cuban Sandwich” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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