Reflecting on the social pressures to spend and how we can be mindful of others.
Money Mindset Steps
Pair and discuss the following questions.
- What situations do you feel pressured to spend money in?
- Do you have examples of when you didn’t feel pressured to spend money? For example, when choosing a restaurant, do your friends or family ask if the prices on the menu are okay with everyone?
- When considering what to do during your time off do you suggest things that everyone can afford?
Share and brainstorm with the group. What are a few ways youcan help yourself and others feel comfortable talking aboutmoney when making group decisions?
Use the coaching questions to start a discussion.
What are phrases or simple questions you ask to help people feel more comfortable sharing?
Are there any ideas that people shared that you really liked? Why?
What did you take away from this experience?
Any situations you hadn’t considered before?
We all feel pressure to spend at times. We can all work to be more mindful and considerate of others.