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End Financial Stress Now

Bobbi Olson Podcast

Author & Money coach, Emily Guy Birken discusses her book, “End Financial Stress Now: Immediate Steps You Can Take to Improve Your Financial Outlook” Emily’s book covers strategies & mindsets that you can use, to relieve your financial stress!

In This Episode

  • It IS possible to stop worrying about money forever – at any income level!
  • How to confidently answer the question, “can we afford it?”
  • Planning is what keeps financial stress at bay.
  • Going from “I need someone to help me” to “what can I do to make this better” puts you in control!
  • Money is a tool; you decide how to use that tool.
  • The cost of “free” and how to combat it
  • Stop “putting out little fires” and start preventing the fires!
  • How financial stress impacts your ability to think clearly
  • Building slack into your budget
  • The difference between financial problems and financial stress – and how to deal with them
  • Finding financial resources, regardless of your income level
  • Ways to build confidence in dealing with financial issues
  • How strategizing ahead of time can help prepare you for financial emergencies
  • How the “scarcity mindset” can lead to poor financial decisions
  • Changing embarrassment into curiosity, when it comes to money
  • Chasing the spending high
  • How expressing gratitude can curb your spending
  • Financial enabling & dependency – are you helping or hurting your loved one?
  • Budgeting is about maintaining your relationship with money
  • Ideas for achieving a stress-free financial life
  • Plus, CentsAble Bobbi shares how budgeting has helped relieve her stress.

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