3. Overcome Your Psychological Bullsh*t Around Money

May 24, 2021

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Your money habits are cemented at age 7.

Before you even apply for your first job or even flesh out who you want to be when you grow up, you’ve already carved a neuro pathway for the way you will naturally handle money for the rest of your life.

The good news is, neuro pathways are like rivers or grand canyons, they can be carved anew. With a little self-awareness and dedication to mindset shifts, your learned money habits do not have to stay the same or control your life.

In this week’s episode of Money Mondays, I’m guiding you through a powerful money journaling prompt to help you discover where your money story began and how to shift your mindset and build new narratives.

Changing your mindset around money can help you identify the ways you may be unintentionally self-sabotaging your goals, free you from a shame mindset, and help you build the financial future of your dreams.

We want to hear your first money memory! Screenshot this episode, share your first money memory on Instagram, and tag us (@herfirst100k)!

Not sure where you are in your money journey? We’ve got a great quiz for you to help you figure out where you’re starting from, and the steps you need to take to grow.

Today’s episode was recorded at the gorgeous Suncadia Resort in Washington. Thanks, Suncadia!

Time Stamps

1:15 – The age you cement your money habits, and how it relates to your parent’s relationship with it

2:23 – The money journal practice that will change the way you view your finances

11:05 – Finding the balance and taking control of your relationship with money

14:02 – The visualization exercise you need to bring your money goals into reality

16:20 – Getting to the root of your money bias


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Meet Tori

Tori Dunlap is an internationally-recognized money and career expert. After saving $100,000 at age 25, Tori quit her corporate job in marketing and founded Her First $100K to fight financial inequality by giving women actionable resources to better their money. She has helped over one million women negotiate salary, pay off debt, build savings, and invest.

Tori’s work has been featured on Good Morning America, the New York Times, BBC, TIME, PEOPLE, CNN, New York Magazine, Forbes, CNBC, BuzzFeed, and more.

With a dedicated following of almost 250,000 on Instagram and more than 1.6 million on TikTok —and multiple instances of her story going viral—Tori’s unique take on financial advice has made her the go-to voice for ambitious millennial women. CNBC called Tori “the voice of financial confidence for women.”

An honors graduate of the University of Portland, Tori currently lives in Seattle, where she enjoys eating fried chicken, going to barre classes, and attempting to naturally work John Mulaney bits into conversation.

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