Dear Fellow Spender: The Emotional Side of Personal Finance

Are you looking to improve your relationship with your personal finances?

In this episode, Financial Dignity® Coach, Christine Luken, welcomes her fellow friend, financial coach, and the author of “Dear Fellow Spender: Enjoy Using Your Money to Get Out of Debt, Build Savings, and Create a Life You Love”, Emily Burnett. Together, they talk about the emotional side of personal finance, emphasizing the importance of budgeting, not as a restriction, but as a way to plan for joyful and fulfilling spending. Emily shares her personal journey of paying off $50,000 in debt in less than two years, highlighting the role of intentionality and control in financial management.

Emily talks about: 

  • Her journey as a “former money mess” and what her turning point was
  • Her love for budgeting and why she reframes it as the “active cycle of organizing your money and planning your spending”
  • How to regain a sense of control over your money by remembering “money doesn’t spend itself”
  • The challenges women may encounter when managing personal finances as a single person
  • And more

Related: The Problem With Budgets