Taking the Shame Out of the Money Game

GaelGundinBlogPicWhat if talking about money with your friends was as easy as catching up on the latest hot new show on Netflix or going on and on about the latest electoral race snafu?

 

Talking about money is hard and it’s sometimes a touchy subject. Mostly because we assume that we’re the only ones feeling the money crunch or we don’t want to offend anyone by bringing it up and sounding like we are prying into the “none of your business zone.”

 




 

The truth is that most of us could learn a lot about our own money issues by just talking about it openly with those around us who we love and trust. Let’s face it, how many times have we over shared our dating horror stories with our BFF. Why not our money stories? It would be liberating for all of us if we just aired out our dirty money laundry.

 

We need to check in with each other about how money affects our lives so we can relieve some of that pinned up stress around it and troubleshoot ideas that could get us out of this financial mess. Here’s what I am thinking (and hoping you can agree):

 

  • Have the money conversation with you bestie and your siblings.

  • Ask for advice about a question you may have, your friend might know of a helpful resource or point you in the right direction.




  • Let that S#%*t go! Sometimes just talking about your money stress will help you feel less stuck about what to do and push you to take the next step.

  • When you learn something new about money — share it. Most of us never learned this stuff at home or worse we never learned it in SCHOOL!!! Why??? Ridiculous right? I know but oh well let’s move on, that’s a whole other post.

The bottom line is that everyone has a different money journey and we have all learned about money in different ways, but something that we can all agree on is that we don’t have enough of it! Let go of the shame around being broke and let’s start being smarter about our money and how we can make the most of what we have.

 

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