Chrometophobia Is Real
We all know someone who is simply scared to spend money — even when they can afford to. Whether it's someone you live with, a friend, or yourself, being afraid of money can eat you up inside, causing anxiety and needlessly affecting the way you live. There's actually a term for this, called chrometophobia.
We get it: It's hard to escape your past if money was once tight or you've been raised to fear spending. But sometimes, it really does make sense to use your money. Redditors shared how they get over their fears of spending money — here are some of our favorite tips.