January 23, 2022

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Its All About The Money

5 “Growing Up Poor” Habits You May Not Realize You Have

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In this episode, Chelsea dives into five common but easily overlooked habits people pick up after growing up poor. Living in poverty has lasting effects we need to talk about.

Sources:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170103134356.htm

Problematic relationships with food:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/12/the-crippling-thing-about-growing-up-poor-that-stays-with-you-forever/

Hoarding, Overeating, & Food Obsessions in Adopted & Foster Kids


https://finance.yahoo.com/news/heres-everything-know-rationing-food-212600585.html
https://www.iowapbs.org/iowapathways/artifact/rationing-homefront-during-world-war-ii
https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/handle/2027.42/144703/eat22846.pdf?sequence=2

Impulsive financial behavior:
https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2014/08/growing-up-poor
https://www.marieclaire.com/culture/news/a13840/what-growing-up-poor-means-for-me-and-my-money/
https://www.princeton.edu/news/2013/08/29/poor-concentration-poverty-reduces-brainpower-needed-navigating-other-areas-life?section=topstories

Resisting big purchases:

Women feel guilt after shopping sprees


https://www.maltatoday.com.mt/comment/blogs/74940/poverty_with_pretty_nails#.YbdrCi3b1QJ
https://www.cbc.ca/news/attention-impulse-shoppers-guilt-not-a-bad-thing-study-suggests-1.698379
https://www.forbes.com/sites/danipascarella/2018/04/30/why-you-feel-guilty-when-you-spend-money-and-how-to-stop/?sh=50f1a60a5a4e

Avoiding social gatherings:

Low-Income Extraverts Spend More on Status Than Introverted Peers

Living in discomfort:
https://www.npr.org/2019/09/03/754044732/as-rising-heat-bakes-u-s-cities-the-poor-often-feel-it-most
https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/04/perspectives/heat-waves-low-income-americans/index.html
https://theconversation.com/high-energy-costs-make-vulnerable-households-reluctant-to-use-air-conditioning-study-86624
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/11/nearly-1-in-4-americans-are-skipping-medical-care-because-of-the-cost.html

New psychology research finds that poor people are perceived as being less susceptible to pain

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