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Queer Money

Sep 3, 2019

On this episode of Queer Money, we are tackling a topic that keeps coming up in our Queer Money Facebook group and from the emails we receive from our followers. 

There’s an episode of Friends where they all go out to dinner to celebrate Monica’s promotion, and when the bill arrives, Ross splits it six ways. If you’re Phoebe, who ordered the cup of soup, or Rachel, who got a side salad, that’s a pretty frustrating situation. Do you risk the embarrassment and say something? Or give in to the peer pressure to spend?

On this episode of Queer Money, we’re sharing our five top tips for overcoming the peer pressure to spend in social situations. We cover the value of using cash instead of cards, discussing how access leads to overspending, and offer advice on going out with an entrance and exit strategy.

We go on to explain why it’s helpful to share your financial goals with your friends to gain their support—and maybe even inspire them to work toward their own hopes and dreams! Listen in for insight on avoiding the temptation to participate in rounds of drinks and learn how an accountability partner can help you overcome the peer pressure to spend.