I bet you didn’t know you were an author did you. Whether you recognise it or not we all tell ourselves stories to justify and rationalise our spending. Some of those stories are short blogs, and others are full length novels!
What do I mean by justifying and rationalising our spending? I looked up the Merriam-Webster dictionary to see what they had to say about it and this is the definition of justify, “To provide good reason for the actions of [someone].”
Interesting. What about rationalise? “To think about or describe something (such as bad behaviour) in a way that explains it and makes it seem proper, more attractive etc.”
I probably don’t need to add much more as those two definitions really sum it up. But I am going to.
We were at a dinner party recently, and the usual question of “what do you do” came up. Generally one of two things happens when I say I am a money mentor. The person suddenly has to go and talk to someone else (the same thing happened when I used to say I was an accountant). Or I get chapter and verse about how good (or bad) they are with money. Continue reading