Talking About Financial Matters That Affect You and Your Organization

Why don't we talk about money?

Posted by John V. Sabourin

Feb 27th, 2020

Why don't we talk about money?

Money plays a big roll in all of our lives, so you would think that we would have no problem talking about it. Yet somehow, it has become a taboo subject within many families, or even between friends. I think the only thing we might talk about less, is estate planning, but that is worthy of a separate blog on its own. I think it is understandable that we do not talk about money as it can lead to people confronting feelings like fear, shame, and inadequacy.

So, what can we do about this? Well, I think it means taking small steps toward what concerns you the most. Avoiding or procrastinating about money issues usually deepens your anxiety, creating a vicious cycle. Be open to the possibility that the process of getting financially organized will actually reduce your stress and anxiety.

The following link from FP Canada provides some great information from a recent poll where 1526 Canadians ranked their level of comfort talking about money. Take the first step and have a read.

Why don't we talk about money?

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