The Childfree Wealth Podcast, hosted by Bri Conn and Dr. Jay Zigmont, CFP®, is a financial and lifestyle podcast that explores the unique perspectives and concerns of childfree individuals and couples. In this episode, Bri & Dr. Jay discuss money guilt.
Dr. Jay kicks off the conversation by discussing his upbringing and the notion of the "rent and ramen" phase, where you just have enough to cover your basic needs. However, even when you've achieved financial success, breaking free from the constant work ethic can be a daunting task. Bri, on the other hand, shares her journey from growing up with financial security to developing money guilt despite her privilege.
Together, they unravel the complex emotions tied to money guilt, from feeling unworthy of enjoying the fruits of your labor to the pressure of repaying the ones who supported you. They also shed light on how societal norms, like the Protestant work ethic, can make it difficult to transition into a more fulfilling life, even after achieving financial success.
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