It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to come clean with your financial questions.
Today, my question is prompted by Refinery29’s article 17 Women Share The Biggest Money Lies They’ve Ever Told:
“I told my parents the money they were giving me for our down payment wasn’t going towards debt, but I ended up having to use some of it to pay down debt, otherwise I wouldn’t have qualified for my mortgage. ” —Candice, 35
I will freely admit that sometimes I postpone buying something because I don’t want to have to share it publicly in our Friday Estimate/Monday Check-In. Most of the time the postponed purchases are, like, birthday presents and stuff, but I also recently bought something REASONABLY EXPENSIVE and RELATIVELY UNPLANNED that I’m saving to write about later (because I have to make sure it works first, and so far I’ve only had it for a few days).
Also, once in my very early career as a freelancer, I told a content mill editor I had lived in a certain international location when in fact I had only visited. I still feel guilty about that, and have never exaggerated my experience to get a job since.
Your turn. Spill — or ask your own questions — in the comments.
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