But just because you’re on shaky footing money-wise doesn’t mean you’re doomed to sit inside until the weather cools down! “Like death and sex, finances are the ‘occult’ thing— the thing that’s hidden in the shadows. The first thing you need to do, after making a frank assessment of your finances, is set up a budget. Now you get to turn that obsessive energy towards something that’s only sliiiiightly less fun: shopping for tickets, flights and hotel deals! “A big thing that fuels financial anxiety is shame— thinking that you’re (morally) deficient and a special snowflake who’s got unique money problems.