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I moved to Spain and it's plunged me deep into debt... here's why

I moved to Spain and it's plunged me deep into debt... here's why
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Spain's job market is just really difficult. And the salaries are low. Even if I got a job with a permanent contract, I'd struggle with the salary because it's just me. I'd need to be living with family or a partner to survive on a 'normal' Spanish salary.

Phillippa Koushk-Jalali
My ex surprised me with a house... It was the final sign to leave.

My ex surprised me with a house... It was the final sign to leave.
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I felt controlled. He had picked the house, picked the area and was using his family’s wealth to stop me living my life. Then to top it off, he acted like I was crazy for not being grateful.

Phillippa Koushk-Jalali
I use my high salary as a test when dating

I use my high salary as a test when dating
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Being a female breadwinner is such a great qualification opportunity for relationships. 1) you can test his ego and truly see if he celebrates your success. 2) you know your financial situation will never influence your decision to stay in a relationship.

Alice Tapper
I put myself in debt for my friend's wedding

I put myself in debt for my friend's wedding
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I do blame myself for not being more vocal, I should have spoken up at the time and not just quietly gone ahead spending money I didn’t have, and I’ve still not openly had this conversation with her.

Phillippa Koushk-Jalali
I have a 10k anti-f***wit fund... here's why

I have a 10k anti-f***wit fund... here's why
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It adds up pretty quickly! Obviously it’s highly personal- but for me, giving future me a bit of breathing space if things go tits up (for any number of reasons!) is worth investing in now.

Phillippa Koushk-Jalali
I'm "quiet quitting" because I feel so unappreciated at work

I'm "quiet quitting" because I feel so unappreciated at work
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I feel generally the ‘quiet quitting’ term is a misnomer, we are acting our pay. For reference, I am frequently receiving praise and even internal awards for my hard work. Since ‘quiet quitting’, I’ve not had any negative comments but there’s definitely been a few suggestions of burnout mentioned.

Alice Tapper
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I'm engaged, but don't want to get married

I'm engaged, but don't want to get married
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I'm engaged but do I really want to get married?!

Alice Tapper
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Relationships and Money: A Comprehensive Guide

Relationships and Money: A Comprehensive Guide
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It’s usually when in the depths of a relationship - you’ve got a cat, maybe even a flat together - that the topic of money starts to become a thing. Something inevitably happens; from the inconvenient breaking of the dishwasher to the life-altering loss of your partner’s

Alice Tapper