I was skeptical about the way my parents handled their finance, especially when we were living dapat gaji, makan gaji, repeat back then. In hindsight, I just realised that my parents did give me valuable money lessons along the way.
It is helpful to recognize and be aware of the meanings that we give to money in our life, because money is not just a medium of exchange – money takes on the philosophical, psychological, emotional, and moral meanings that we assign to it. What does money mean to you?
Prior to starting Figuringgitout, I had a toxic relationship with money. As I became determined to end that relationship, I can slowly feel the changes in my behavior and mindset on money over time.
Most of us spent the whole month of April at home due to MCO and I believe many see a significant reduction in their daily expenses. Unless… online shopping. That sucker.
I remember crying in the public when my partner said “Just save your money lah!” as he didn’t understand how did I not have any savings despite the fact that I’m earning more than him. I didn’t actually blame him for that, I was questioning myself as well. Still, I was sobbing so hard…