How to overcome financial peer pressure—Because is that $70 brunch really sustainable?
Be intentional with money
Set goals and priorities. If you like to travel, no one should have the power to delay your trip to Bali in exchange for cocktails. You know what’s important. Your finances should prioritize that.
This year I have set goals to pay off a credit card and travel abroad. With these two price tags in mind, I have tangible intentions that I am working towards. I have considered the amount and deadlines for each, giving me a formula by which to operate. In addition to my standard expenses, my future goals give me a concrete grasp of my financial flexibility.
The awareness of these intentions better equips me to confront financial peer pressure. When a friend invites me out for a night that will surely have an absurd price tag attached to it, I easily opt for a quiet night at home.
Budget for entertainment
Distinguish between what you want and what everyone else wants
Suggest something different
Flip the peer pressure the other way
Learn to say no
Retreat from social media
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