Do you ever find yourself scrolling through social media thinking on how on earth does everyone afford to be on vacation all time? And then feel like a loser because your life isn’t as fabulous? Well you’re not alone. Financial envy is real. Here’s 3 ways you cut that negativity out of your life:
1. STOP SCROLLING
“Keeping up with the Jones’s” has become exacerbated in today’s social media driven society. We all too often seem to forget that someone’s Instagram is a highlight reel of their life. Don’t judge your behind-the-scenes mess to someone else’s highlight reel. I feel it myself when scrolling – how can she afford to go to Tulum AGAIN?! If you find yourself going down this rabbit hole, stop following or hide those accounts. Out of sight, out of mind. And an added bonus…your budget will thank you for it. Charles Schwab conducted its 2019 Modern Wealth Survey & respondents identified social media as the biggest “bad influence” in their spending habits. Cutting out negative thoughts & unnecessary spending, it’s a win-win.
2. DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT
Let whatever you’re feeling fuel you to make the changes you need to move forward, whether it is looking for a better paying job, asking for that raise, or changing your lifestyle so you can save more money. We don’t have endless amounts of dollars each month to spend. So you really need to use the dollars you do have intentionally. I want you to be living your best life today and in 20 years from now. Think about what that looks like for you – heck, make a vision board – then take a look at your spending habits…do they line up? If yes, awesome. If not, think about that vision board when you make spending decisions.
3. GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK
One of the most important things you need to remember about personal finance is that its PERSONAL. Your situation is different than your friends and from everyone else on the planet. There will always be people who have more than you and there will always be people with less than you. That’s ok! Your net worth is NOT your self-worth. Take a deep breath – your student loans or credit card debt don’t define you. So don’t let them.
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I have been out of work since the beginning of July. I have never been without a job for longer than a month and that was very early on in my career. I know to tailor my resume to each application but I feel like I am not getting through the ATS like I should. I am reaching out to people via LinkedIn who work at the companies and still nothing. I am so discouraged and I don't see how this will get any better with the projected job market for 2024. What else can I do?
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My daughter accepted a job offer, her first since graduating college.
It's an entry level position at an university. After she accepted, she realized the parking pass she has the opportunity to purchase is more expensive than she realized.
I would appreciate advice on how to go back to them and ask for more money to make up for the significant parking cost.
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Would you put this on your resume?
I left a job at a nonprofit in 2022 because the expectations of the job, as well as the way the organization was structured, made it impossible to actually work towards the mission. I laid out all of my concerns with the position when I left and let them know that was the reason I was leaving. I shared with them that the current structure was not set up for success.
After I left, they changed the structure of the whole organization, based on what I suggested. They eliminated the position that I had - because it wasn't working - and created three new roles, each with separate and distinct responsibilities. Before, we had three staff with identical job descriptions, responsible for different territories. I told them it was impossible to succeed that way, in this particular organization. Now on their socials they appear to be flourishing with this new format. Would you put the fact that they restructured based on your input on your resume?
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I'm speaking to my manager about the possibility of growing into a higher position on the team in the future.
I'm highly interested in this position and expressed this to my manager a month ago, asking if I could shadow one of the team members in that position to learn more. My manager stated we would review at our meeting (which is tomorrow). Thoughts?
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Has anyone gone through a vocational evaluation process where they try to determine whether you are underemployed?