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

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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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ICSS 003 – Cash Accounting, Why I Disagree with Dave Ramsey, & Inspirational Reading

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00:00 Segment: Handling Cash in Your Spending Plan
I talk about handling cash, which seems to confuse people when they first start working with a spending plan. The key is to think of cash as its own account and track cash transactions separately from your checking account. (See diagram below.)

13:27 Segment: “They Don’t Get it.”
Today, I talk about Dave Ramsey’s misguided take on compulsive spenders and why I vehemently disagree with him (to put it mildly). Here are links that I reference:
Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous Online
Dave’s blog post on excessive spending
Dave Ramsey’s video call with the wife of a compulsive spender:

34:35 Segment: Inspirational Reading
April 18 from Getting Out from Going Under Daily Reader for Compulsive Debtors and Spenders


Diagram: Handling Cash

It’s hard to talk about accounting for cash in a spending plan without a visual demonstration to go along with it. So here it is:

Cash