Getting money is our love language, and it’s time to get financially naked with those who may be in your future. Getting money = talking about money. It might be awk the first time, but it gets better. Promise.
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Here are a few things to keep in mind as you get financially naked with people in your life:
- For anyone who you’re looking for transparency with, “I’ll go first” is really powerful. Start the conversation with honesty and you’ll likely be met with the same. Fuck the taboo. Be the person in your friend group to get everyone talking about money.
- You must have this conversation. Living with someone else can be tough, but it will make things a lot easier if you’re open and honest about your financial pet peeves. Bring clarity to who is paying what bills.
- If you’re in a serious relationship, there’s no right way or right time to merge finances with a partner. There’s a wide range of options, from having everything completely separate to only having joint accounts. It’s your responsibility to have an honest, thorough conversation with your partner about your relationship with money.
Just starting the conversation is brave. It will be a little awkward, but know that most people will be grateful that you broke the ice.