053: The Birth of Fearless Budgeting & Inspirational Reading “Gift Giving”

In today’s episode, I’m going to:

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052: Thanksgiving Gratitude Acrostic, Ignore “Black Friday,” the Day for Amateurs, & Inspirational Reading “A New Way to Live”

Episode Summary

In today’s episode, I’m going to:

  • Urge you to ignore the sales on the day after Thanksgiving! I purposefully posted this episode ON Thanksgiving (Thursday), instead of my usual Friday, to hopefully keep you from jumping off the cliff this year!
  • And I’ll finish with the inspirational reading from the “Getting Out from Going Under Daily Reader for Compulsive Debtors and Spenders” — November 26, “A New Way to Live” (Time stamp 10:58)

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Tracking Cash Spending in YNAB Part 2 Training Video

(See below for embedded video.) Here is a link to a new training video I just uploaded to help YNAB users.

(Sign up here to get 34 days free to test YNAB.)

This is the second video on tracking cash in YNAB. This video focuses on tracking spending cash in YNAB plus reconciling the cash account.

In the previous video (part one), I talk at length about receiving cash. But both videos contain demonstrations of how to do split transactions.

051: A Reminder that Money Doesn’t Buy Love & Inspirational Reading “I am Not My Money”

Episode Summary

In today’s episode, I’m going to:

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049: Making a Mountain Out of a Molehill & Inspirational Reading 12/14 “Avoiding Pain”

Episode Summary

In today’s episode, I’m going to:

  • Talk about why I wasn’t willing to let my husband return a library book I reserved for him late.

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048: Letter to a Suffering Friend, Spending Plan Training, the Future, & Inspirational Reading 5/27 “The Enemy of Creativity”

As of the date of this post, there are still many people suffering the consequences of Hurricane Irma in Florida and Hurricane Harvey in Texas. We live in South Florida and were very lucky to get our power back quickly, and suffered minimal damage to our property. For us, life has returned to normal. But for so many others, it’s a continuing nightmare. I just wanted to send heartfelt wishes to those who are still struggling to recover soon.

Episode Summary

Well, I’m back. Since my last episode in February. I took a much needed break. My mind began to clear. And a few ideas emerged and began to take shape, which I’ll tell you about shortly.

In today’s episode, I’m going to:

  • Share a letter I wrote to a friend who is struggling with compulsive spending.
  • Tell you about my spending plan training programs.
  • Explain the new format for the “I Can’t Stop Spending!” website.

 

I’m so happy to be back walking the path of recovery with you!

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046: Resisting that Irresistible Urge to Spend & Inspirational Reading 2/21 “Cost vs. Price”

In this Episode

Image by George Hodan

00:48 Resisting that Irresistible Urge to Spend
I read from an article I found about a woman in the U.K. who is pleading for help to keep from compulsively spending the rent money she hasn’t been able to pay for six months, due to a problem with the landlords.

08:07 Inspiration from the Daily Reader for Compulsive Debtors and Spenders: February 21st: “Cost vs. Price”

10:00 A note about the inspirational readings
I want you to know that you can benefit from these readings whether you are in a 12 step recovery program or not.

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045: Five Reasons to Ignore Valentine’s Day & Inspirational Reading 2/14 “Valentine’s Day: A Plea for Sanity”

In this Episode

00:52 Five Reasons to Ignore Valentine’s Day
In today’s podcast, I try to help you get right-minded about Valentine’s Day. Once you listen to this episode, I guarantee you won’t ever look at it the same way! I’ve posted a more extensive article on the subject, called “Why I Ignore Valentine’s Day and Why You Should Too” on Medium.

08:15 Inspiration from the Daily Reader for Compulsive Debtors and Spenders: February 14th: “Valentine’s Day: A Plea for Sanity”

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039: Year Themes, Try These Tips Today, & Inspirational Reading 1/1 “Resolutions”

In this Episode

1:28 More about Choosing a Theme for the Year
I continue talking about resolutions vs. goals vs. themes and why a theme may be the best idea for the upcoming year.

06:37 A Couple of Ideas to Help You Shift Your Relationship with Money Now
Just a few ideas you can implement easily and quickly that may give your year a jump start around having a healthier relationship with money and spending.

08:32 Inspiration from the Daily Reader for Compulsive Debtors and Spenders: January 1st: “Resolutions”

Music Attribution

“Life of Riley” (Intro and Outro), “Carpe Diem,” “Crusade,” “Cuban Sandwich,” “Fearless First” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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038: Paradoxical Reactions, Preparing for Next Year, & Inspirational Reading 12/25 “Benevolence”

Read the post for this podcast on our sister site: Getting Out from Going Under

In this Episode


1:03 Paradoxical Reactions
I talk about my experience with medication where I have the opposite reaction from what is intended, and explain why that is similar to how many of us react around the holiday. Then, I give a couple of suggestions about how to move past the possibly negative emotions we experience during this time of year.

08:57 Preparing for Next Year
I talk about how you can move out of the negative emotions that surround the holidays by preparing for next year. I give you a two-step process to follow. The first part is looking at your accomplishments from the year just past and setting some goals for the upcoming year.

But I give very specific instructions on the types of goals it’s best to set and why certain goals will just set you up for failure. Plus, I talk to you about the process of using a “God box” (make your own and call it whatever you’d like – “Higher Power box,” “HP box,” “Sacred box,” “Fred’s box,” you get the idea).

At time stamp 13:20, I talk specifically about what types of goals to set if you are a compulsive spender still in the throes of your addiction.

After listening, I’d love to hear about your accomplishments and goals. Just leave them in the Comments section of this episode (below)!

17:08 Inspiration from the Daily Reader for Compulsive Debtors and Spenders: December 25th: “Benevolence”

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