Feb 7 • 1HR 8M

Factory Settings - E17. Money, Money, Money

Every worldview has an origin story

 
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Bridget Phetasy
Jeren Montgomery
Factory Settings is a podcast exploring politics, culture, relationships, mental health, addiction, and media, through the lens of how our built-in biases affect the way we consume information and form opinions.
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Factory Settings is a podcast exploring politics, culture, relationships, mental health, addiction, and media, through the lens of how our built-in biases affect the way we consume information and form opinions.

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Bridget Phetasy and her co-host/husband Jeren Montgomery, an associate marriage & family therapist, discuss money and financial anxiety this week. The talk about their first awareness of money, the roles their parents’ divorces played in financial stress, the dichotomy of being stressed about money and also being aware of how good they have it, how much our parents influence our behavior with money, and what their early jobs say about their personalities. They both lament over the amount of money they spent on their addictions in their 20s and 30s, and discuss preparing for their financial future now that they’re married with a child, both of which neither one of them foresaw. They cover the motivation in being a starving artist, being financially dependent on someone, how to put price on what your service is worth and not attach your self-worth to it, and the primal fear of financial insecurity because it’s about survival.

Questions of the week:

What’s your relationship like with money? Do you have financial security? Is there a dollar figure you think will make that insecurity go away?

What comes up for you around money?

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