Talk about the money.
No, really. Money has been made to be this big taboo thing that we’re suppose to get keep to ourselves. So we secretly suffer under the weight of these money issues – debt, student loan payments, bills we’re behind on – never sharing our problems and never getting any helpful answers or real solutions.
And not all of us can afford a financial advisor to get advice from to better manage our money.
So I swap deets with friends. Not all my friends, obviously. But I do have one or two people in which I share ideas on how I manage my money and the struggles I have with cutting back here and there and what I’m learning and putting into practice. And it feels so good to have someone who can be money sound board. No guilt, no shame. Just open dialogue.