On this episode, I chat with a writer and podcaster about money. 

English Level: B1 🇩🇪🇨🇦

Show Notes:

  1. Introduction (0:21) 
  2. Toxic Myths about Money  (4.41)
  3. 1st myth – “There is not enough” (4:55)
  4. 2nd myth – “More is better” (11:21)
  5. 3rd myth – “It’s just the way it is” (16:40)
  6. Carina’s relationship with money (20:40)

Vocabulary Words:

  1. Insightful (adj) – aufschlussreich 
  2. Sufficiency (noun) –  hinreichende Menge
  3. Sufficient (verb) – ausreichend
  4. Dog waste bags (noun) – Hundekotbeutel
  5. Pocket (noun) –  Tasche
  6. Unconscious (adj.) – unbewusst 
  7. Mental Health (noun) –  psychische Gesundheit
  8. Privilege (noun) – Vorrecht 
  9. Generous (adj.) –  großzügig

Phrases to Remember:

  1. To run outausgehen, etw. nicht mehr haben
  2. To earn moneyGeld verdienen
  3. To care for somethingsich um jdn./etw. kümmern 
  4. To care about something – sich für etw./jmd. Interessieren, jdn./etw. mögen

Mistake to Avoid:

  • (incorrect use of the Present Continuous tense) I write about money NOT I’m writing about money (1:18)

Comprehension Questions:

  1. What happened to the 20 DM bill that Carina’s dad gave her?
  2. How does the mentality of “there is not enough money” affect us?
  3. What can I say instead of saying “there is not enough”?
  4. How can you overcome the second myth about money that “more is better”?
  5. What would Carina do with a million euros?


Question to consider:

How important is money to you?


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