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Welcome back to another season of Budgets and Cents, a podcast co-hosted by Cait Flanders (formerly Blonde on a Budget) and Carrie Smith (Careful Cents). If this is your first time listening, welcome to the show! You can visit our episode guide to catch up on all the episodes you’ve missed.
Does any of your self-worth come from your net worth? That’s the topic we’re discussing today, as well as how we both measure our individual worth. We have both let money affect our self-worth, in the past, but agree that’s a flaw we are constantly working on. Trust us when we say that it’s a lot easier said than done.
Since numbers are usually tied to your self-worth, Carrie reveals what it’s like to not be the breadwinner for the first time in her life. And Cait opens up about how her past salary determined her work ethic and how she valued herself amongst her co-workers. Since seeing this about ourselves, we’ve both been trying to measure our worth against other metrics.
One thing we’ve heard in the past: how you measure your self-worth will directly affect how you act in life. We share some examples of what this looks like, at the end of the episode. And we close by giving a few ideas for how to measure your worth instead, including knowing how you treat people and who you are at your core.
Resources and links:
- Listen: Defining Your Values
- Cait’s blog: Cait Flanders
- Cait: Your Salary is Not Your Net Worth
- Carrie’s blog: Careful Cents