Jen Sincero says she used to be a “grouchy broke person.”
In her early 40’s, Jen lived in a converted garage, buried in credit card debt and scrounging for spare change.
She was the type of person who’d join her friends at a restaurant for dinner, order nothing except tap water, and fill up on the complimentary bread basket. She used duct-tape to repair her shoes. Her “splurges” consisted of buying new windshield wipers.
Despite her struggles, Jen believed that pursuing wealth was icky. She’d internalized negative social attitudes towards money, such as: