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Need to talk about money, but worried about starting a fight? Learn easy and stress-less ways you two can have the money talk and get on the same page with your finances!
How to Talk About Money (without Starting a Fight)
While it makes for good TV drama, finding out your spouse has been hiding massive debt is so not the way to start talking about money.
But how do you do that – how do you start talking about money?
Certified Financial Planner and NY Times best-selling author Carl Richards is on today to share some ways you can begin.
In this episode we get into:
- Why it’s hard for most couples to talk about money
- How money dates can keep things light and fun
- Ice breakers to get the ball rolling
Hope you enjoy!
Resources to Help the Money Talk Go Easier
If you two are ready, here are some fantastic resources to make talking about (and managing) money much less stressful!
- Best Budget and Money Apps: Personal Capital, Tiller, Mint
- Grow Your Stash Faster: High Yield Savings with CiT Bank
- Automatic Saving: Qapital
- Jumpstart Your Marriage and Your Money
Thank You to Our Sponsor Coastal!
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Meet Carl Richards
Carl Richards is a Certified Financial Planner™ and creator of the Sketch Guy column, appearing weekly in the New York Times since 2010.
Through his simple sketches, Carl makes complex financial concepts easy to understand.
His sketches also serve as the foundation for his two books, The One-Page Financial Plan: A Simple Way to Be Smart About Your Money and The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money.
Keep Takeaways for Talking About Money
Before we close up I want to focus on some key takeaways I got:
- Make talking about money a normal part of your conversations.
- Focus on the WHY before the HOW
- Keep it simple
If you’d like to chat more about getting on the same page with your spouse about money, please join us in our private and free Facebook group – Thriving Families.
Hope to see you there!
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