After 25 years of working as a financial professional, I’ve learned that my job is part financial advisor part therapist. The challenge of helping a family through making tough decisions requires more than financial planning software and the skill of creating an excel spreadsheet. Just second to love, money becomes one of the largest items that separates couples from talking to each other. If you don’t know how to talk to your spouse or partner, I’ve put together my five ways to talk to your spouse or partner about money. Start With The “Lottery” Question? One of the great equalizers to open a conversation without an argument is to ask the question, “If you won a million dollars today, what would be the first three things you would do with the money?” We often don’t know our spouse’s attitude toward money and this can be a very non-intrusive question so you can get some insight. Would they pay off the ...Read More →
Oct 6, 2017 Posted At Home, Family, Featured Articles Best Gen X Financial Advisors, Best Gen X Financial Planning, Family Money History, Financial Advice, financial advisor, Financial Decisions, financial goals for your family, five ways to talk to your spouse or partner about money, I’m Afraid To Talk To My Spouse About Money, Money Advice, spouse’s attitude toward money, Ted Jenkin, Who is going to pay the monthly bills? Do all of your checks go into one joint account or will you have separate accounts?