Do you talk openly with your friends and family members about how much you make? For example, if you get a new job or a big promotion, do you tell people who are close to you what your new salary is? I'm asking because a recent letter writer started earning big bucks after years of being broke. She was proud (and rightfully so!) of her newfound prosperity, so she told everyone how much she was making. https://www.thepennyhoarder.co...e-about-being-fired/
The problem is, now that everyone knows she's making money, they're constantly asking her to pay for things. Now, she wishes she had never told them in the first place. As a fellow blabbermouth, I totally relate to her conundrum.
The letter writer asked if she could tell everyone that her work situation imploded and that she's back to broke again. I don't think that would be wise. It's not just about lying — it seems like it would be really tough to keep up this guise. I think the letter writer needs to learn to live like the successful lady that she is, and that will require setting boundaries.
Is it a mistake to tell your friends and family members your salary? I feel like when you put an exact dollar amount on it, you're probably inviting trouble. But over time, unless you live way below your means, people are going to figure out that you're doing well if they see you buying a nice house or car, taking expensive vacations, etc.