Money, Debt, & Identity with Cait Flanders

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When Cait Flanders decided to stop spending money for a year, everything changed.  What started as a personal experiment with money, turned into a transformational journey and ultimately a book deal.

Today on the podcast, I dig into that experience with Cait, along with things like money, debt, and how important it is to define success for yourself, your work, and especially your money.

I was floored by Cait’s honesty at so many moments in the interview— as I’m sure you’ll hear.  She speaks the truth with humility and courage.  I left feeling very moved and inspired, and think you will too.

Listen in here:

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In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What Cait does?
  • How she gets to do the amazing things she does
  • How to be a great freelance writer
  • Her journey to become a full-time freelancer
  • What she did before writing
  • How to talk about finances with family
  • How she looks at debt and having debt
  • Reasons why we don’t talk about debt
  • How she faced her debt head-on
  • How to start the journey of dealing with debt
  • Cait’s view on a balanced approach towards saving
  • Why she doesn’t save 20% of her income
  • How writing her book shaped her thoughts about spending money
  • How Cait deals with money now
  • Important questions you should ask yourself before spending
  • What are the things Cait buys now that differ from the past
  • Why and when to buy things
  • What do calling, career, and passion mean for Cait?
  • What is the sense of writing of what it is she has to say?
  • What is her advice for people who are facing personal debt?

Resources Mentioned:

Cait’s Website

Cait’s Twitter

Cait’s Instagram

Books mentioned:

The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store by Cait Flanders

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