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Queer Money

Jan 11, 2022

Show notes:

It’s hard to say no to friends and family when they ask us to do something that’s not in our budget.

On this episode of Queer Money, we share seven steps to get better at saying no, discussing how to turn down an invitation graciously and explain yourself in a way your friends will understand.

Topics Covered 

  • How trying to keep up with the gay community got us into debt
  • How social media exacerbates our desire to keep up with other’s Insta-worthy lives
  • Why it’s okay to treat yourself so long as you’re not sacrificing your financial wellbeing
  • 5 reasons why it’s hard to say no to friends and family
  • How FOMO and the disease to please make us say yes to things we can’t afford
  • 7 steps to get better at saying no to friends and family
  • Why it’s important to say no quickly and firmly
  • How to say no graciously and explain why you’re turning down an invitation
  • What it looks like to propose an alternative that’s free or cheap
  • Why it’s beneficial to practice saying no (without feeling guilty)