Why I don’t talk about money with co-workers or friends

I avoid discuss money with co-workers or friends whom I am not very close to (or friends who are not fellow PF bloggers and all-around awesome people).

I never want to hear the words:

You have a good job & can afford it more than I can, so you shouldn’t complain about paying.”

..come out of their mouths.

I don’t want to get into an argument or do a whole bit of awkward drama.

Quite frankly, I worked hard for my money, and I worked even harder to save it.

When it comes down to it, it simply isn’t a free pass for them just because I make more than they do.

If you think I’m joking, you should read this!

I don’t mind (and love) treating friends, or spotting someone a fiver that I never expect to receive back.

It’s not a big deal as long as it doesn’t happen all the damn time.

So it’s best to avoid situations where someone you don’t really know, or whom you work with, asks you how much you earn or how you spend your money.

I’d rather people assume I’m barely making ends meet than let them know I have anything saved.

Have you ever encountered this before?

About the Author

Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver. I cleared $60,000 in 18 months earning $65,000 gross/year. Now I am self-employed, and you can read more about my story here, or visit my other blog: The Everyday Minimalist.