Real Money Stories: Don’t Spend What You Don’t Have

As we finish up with our real money stories series, this week we are focusing on the money narrative: You don’t spend what you don’t have.

This a really common money narrative that many of us hear growing up, and this comes into play when you are particularly focused on safety and security and not taking risks.

If you have taken our free money quiz and your result was future planner, this is likely you. If you haven’t taken the free quiz yet, you can get your super quick result below!

Today I’m speaking with Jo Wilkie, our guest from Anorak Life Insurance, about how this money narrative has played out with her and her own relationship with money.

Jo is the senior commercial manager at Anorak, and has almost 20 years financial services experience. She tells us how having financial knowledge has helped her to feel empowered around money having grown up around the message that you don’t spend what you don’t have.

We speak openly about how the money narrative ‘don’t spend what you don’t have’ both serves us positively and can can actually sabotage us.


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