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Queer Money

Mar 3, 2020

Feeling a little guilty when you make a money mistake is not necessarily a bad thing. It means you care about improving your financial situation. But some of us get stuck in a shame spiral that impacts our mental health and actually stops us from making progress. So, how can we learn to forgive ourselves for money missteps, learn from the situation and move on?

On this episode of Queer Money, we’re sharing our top five tips for forgiving yourself for money mistakes. John describes his own experience with financial anxiety, explaining how forgiving himself was the first step in fixing his mistakes and moving forward.

We also uncover the results of our Queer Money Facebook Group poll on forgiving our financial mistakes, discussing how difficult it is for so many in the LGBTQ community to let it go. (Cue Elsa in Frozen.) Finally, we introduce Hal Elrod’s Five-Minute Rule for getting past our frustrations and share several ideas for performing a ceremonial act of self-forgiveness. Listen in for insight on admitting to and learning from your money mistakes and find out how to forgive yourself and move on.