Want to have stress-free, open conversations about money? A good first step to take often starts with a reflection about how you feel about money and why. Understanding your historical factors can help you be open in your present money conversations. It can also help in expressing why you feel a certain way about your personal finances. Start with these three questions and then dig deeper.
- What was your first money memory and how do you think that memory has impacted your thinking about money?
- Did your parents talk to you openly about the family’s finances or were you on a need to know basis?
- How old were you when you learned how much your parents earned? How did you react to this?