The following blog is by Brittney Castro originally published in Brittney Castro’s Blog – Financially Wise Women.

Are you having trouble taking about money with your honey?

You know, money is one of those subjects that cause so much stress and anxiety within relationships—and yet it’s also still the subject that is talked about the least.

The fact that money is so emotional makes the “money talk” challenging when it comes to romantic relationships, but with simple awareness and some key tips and strategies, you can transform your money talks with your significant other from conversations that are of full of stress, anxiety, anger and resentment into ones full of love, passion, purpose and excitement.

After all, money is just a tool to help you live your dream life, so when you combine that with the one you love most, anything is possible!

Remember, you’re not alone. We are all challenged by money talks with our loved ones. But take the steps necessary to change this—for yourself and for your relationship.

To get started, watch this hilarious video that Financially Wise Man Stanley Johnson and I did together to share some common money struggles and tips to overcome them in relationships.

If you found this video helpful, please share it with your circle of friends so we can all transform our money talks into loving, compassionate and easy conversations.

Tips to Talk Money With Your Honey Successfully:

1. Schedule weekly money dates to talk about money together.  Make sure you both come to the conversation ready for the “money talk.”
2. Start by asking about each other’s money story/past.
3. Ask about each other’s dreams and goals in life.
4. Listen and be compassionate with one another.
5. Practice, practice, practice.

 

About the author: Brittney Castro, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ is the Founder and CEO of Financially Wise Women, a Los Angeles based financial planning firm for women. She specializes in working with busy professional and entrepreneurial women who are passionate about life and want to gain clarity around their money. Brittney’s mission is to help women plan and create the life of their dreams, free from anxiety about money. She is known for her non-judgmental, compassionate approach to financial planning. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Planning Magazine, Investment News, and Registered Rep Magazine. Away from the office, you can find Brittney working out, drinking green juice, reading, playing at the park with her dog Arya and of course dancing. Visit her at http://www.financiallywisewomen.com and request a FREE 30-minute Discovery Session to discuss how financial planning can help you use your money to live a life you love. Financially Wise Women is a registered investment adviser offering advisory services in the State of California and in other jurisdictions where exempted.

 

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