An excellent set of questions from Thomas Hupp. They facilitate an awareness of our own "inner narrative" about money. Going through the exercise with Thomas at a financial permaculture conference, helped me bring to consciousness my own moral narrative about money. (Goes back to the Gospels and Christ's disdain for those who put things of the flesh above those of the spirit.) Good questions for a donor to ask, or for an advisor to ask of a potential philanthropist.
1. What were your family's financial circumstances when you were born?
2. When did you first learn about money? Was it from your father or your mother? How old were you? What were the circumstances?
3. Did you have an allowance? Did you have to work for it? Did you have chores to do?
4. When was the first time you bought something with money you had saved? Where were you? What did you buy? Was it money you earned or was it given to you?
5. Do you remember your first paycheck? How did you earn it? How much was in it? What did you do with it?
6. Do you remember losing money? How much was it?
7. How do you relate to people who have more money than you? Less?
8. Did you dream of one day having a particular job or career? Have you achieved this? Whay or why not?
9. Have you ever accomplished an important task or project involving money? What was it? What made it successful?
10. Name you 5 most disempowering beliefs about money.
11. Rewrite those 5 beliefs with reverse intent.