Do you have friend who wants to know the price tag on everything? How much was your house or rent? What about your car? handbag? shoes?

Do not feel compelled to answer these questions. If you want to take the direct approach you can kindly explain you’d rather not say or you’ve decided not to discuss your finances with friends.

If that makes you uncomfortable you can politely dodge the question (this is probably what I would do 🙂 Respond to a question about how much you paid for your car with “Probably more than I should have.” and then quickly change the subject “But it gets such great gas mileage, I’m excited not to have to fill up the tank every other day.” This gets your friend on to a new topic and demonstrates the financial question is closed for discussion.

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