18 episodes

Matters of money are difficult in relationships. Tamasin Thomas combines the worlds of psychology and money to illuminate what's happening below the surface and explore why fights about money are rarely about money.

The Psychology of Money Tamasin Thomas | Psychology and Money Podcaster

    • Society & Culture

Matters of money are difficult in relationships. Tamasin Thomas combines the worlds of psychology and money to illuminate what's happening below the surface and explore why fights about money are rarely about money.

    S3:E6 Avoid a Shame Hangover from Holiday Spending

    S3:E6 Avoid a Shame Hangover from Holiday Spending

    In January, as we pay bills from December, there's inevitably a shame hangover. How do we enjoy the holidays, but not feel guilty  from the money we spent? Join us as we talk through different approaches to money and the holiday season. 

    • 12 min
    S3:E5 Why We Fail

    S3:E5 Why We Fail

    This episode, building on the previous episodes in Season Three, helps identify why we fail when it comes to decreasing anxiety around money. Once we have the hard facts of our actual spending, we use this information to learn to live within our means and to help us prioritize our spending on a monthly basis so that we feel financially empowered.  Getting this financial system in place reduces anxiety, creates groundedness and builds financial confidence. 

    • 20 min
    S3:E4 Engaging Actual Spending - It's Key

    S3:E4 Engaging Actual Spending - It's Key

    Why do we feel like no matter how much money we make it's never enough? Often, we avoid engaging our monthly spending because it stirs shame and fear of failure. Yet, looking at what we've spent is the key to not perpetuating the harm of avoidance that causes anxiety and fear. Join us as we explore what looking at our actual spending entails. 

    • 9 min
    S3: E3 The Problem with Growing into Your Income

    S3: E3 The Problem with Growing into Your Income

    Ever find yourself playing catch up with the monthly expenses instead of feeling ahead of the game? Why does that feeling of being financially suffocated parallel the increase in our pay check? This episode addresses the subtle ways we tend to grow into our income, which in turn increases our anxiety. Join us as we explore the complexity that occurs when our spending matches the growth of our income. 

    • 8 min
    S3:E2 'Budget' is a Dirty Word

    S3:E2 'Budget' is a Dirty Word

    Have you ever attempted a budget, only to find you're not staying within it? Ever found yourself struggling with shame and guilt over perceived "failure"? Perhaps your anxiety has increased? If this describes your attempt at engaging monthly finances, you are not alone! This episode includes the psychology behind why budgets can be difficult to maintain and gives you helpful tips.  

    • 5 min
    S3:E1 Intro to Season Three

    S3:E1 Intro to Season Three

    Season Three is The Psychology of Money Quick Tips. A mini series focusing on living with in our financial means. Much of our financial focus is on long term planning (retirement, college, etc), but the day to day spending is typically what creates anxiety & chaos in our finances. This series helps us grab a hold of & understand our monthly spending in a way that cultivates a sense of accomplishment, creates grounding & diminishes the fear. This introduction shares the weekly topics discussed this season.

    • 11 min

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