No couple can have a healthy relationship if they’re not discussing money matters.
Flipping through channels, I came across some talk show where the woman said to the host “When I go on a first date. I tend to ask the guy what his credit score is. Then he never calls me back.” The host replied, “You should see how much he tips instead.” I nodded in agreement and flipped the channel. However, it did leave me thinking people often do not talk openly about finances. It is a very important conversation and I think these questions will help ease the awkwardness.
- What scares you about money? That you won’t have enough, or that you won’t make the most of what you have. List the people who could teach you how to manage those concerns- a fiscally savvy friend, a therapist, a finical advisor, a credit counselor.
- What is your philanthropic track record- do you support a pet cause or donate only when Girl Scots or coworkers come knocking? Which Charites are you passionate about? How much could you comfortably send them each month?
- What was your family’s financial situation when you were growing up? What was the prevailing attitude about money? Write down what’s positive about your family’s financial values and what could stand to be left behind?
What questions do you think are worth asking?!?