Money issues and talking about them

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    Jun 15, 2010 4:35 AM GMT
    Hi guys,

    It hasn't been the best of times for me lately - my parents stopped giving me allowance half an year ago, which I am still getting used to, there a lot of things to pay for in my new apartment and things have been a little rough for the last 2-3 months. I manage to handle everything but I've been nervous and worried all the time.
    So here comes my question - is it normal that I don't feel OK discussing my money issues with anyone but my closest friends and family? Not to talk about asking for help... I think I would sooner starve myself until I get my salary than ask someone for money. I know it's stupid, but I guess it's pride or something (I don't mean the rainbow one icon_razz.gif )

    So what do you have to say about this? Are you like that as well or do you have some magical solution? :- ))

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    Jun 15, 2010 5:14 AM GMT
    I don't see a problem at all. I'm a very private person. Money is one of those things people keep private. Only close friends and family should be talked to about it.

    If you're handling the situation, I don't see a problem. You are actually learning a valuable life skill: how to handle your money.

    One thing to keep in mind: when you do start to have your own money, remember what you learned about money during this time. Don't go crazy and overspend once you have something to spend.
  • Sparkycat

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    Jun 15, 2010 10:03 AM GMT
    I think your need for privacy is normal. No problem there. If you have not established a realistic budget that is your guide for paying all the bills with the money available you should do that. It will give you a feeling of control, and then perhaps you will feel less anxious. And, this is still a relatively new thing for you. With time and practice at money management you'll feel much better about your situation.