Social Spending

Reflecting on the social pressures to spend and how we can be mindful of others.



20 minutes


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.


Coaching Questions:

  • 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?


Helpful Hints:

  • We all feel pressure to spend at times. We can all work to be more mindful and considerate of others.