Not talking about money is a worrying place to be in and can put us in an awkward position if we do not openly talk about it. Money matters should be discussed openly.
Some people are ashamed to tell their loved ones about their money situation. This can be seen as self-imposed and can worsen your money experience. For example you may have started to over spend and currently left with no money or in debt. You do not want to be lonely in this journey.
Interestingly enough Psychologists state that money can be such a taboo subject even in one to one conversations with patients. Already you can see this is a general issue. Commit to learning more about money to avoid you feeling anxious. Keep it simple and you will eventually become more knowledgeable about finance.
Mental health issues used to be such a taboo subject and now everyone is open about their anxiety issues. Try and think about how you can stop money being a taboo subject. You can keep it simple, just aim to reach a certain money goal and talk about money to your family and friends.
It may be weird at first because not everybody shouts about their money problems or challenges but you can start to use the internet to read testimonials and stories to start the conversation.
Try and understand what your parents or close friends have experienced about money through what’s app group conversations , group calls or face to face catch ups with friends.
Remember to keep it simple.
- Write down what makes you worry and have a dedicated journal to track your progress (you can also use apps to create an e -version)
- Challenge yourself to speak to at least 3 people about money
- Celebrate when you hit a saving milestone
- Take advantage of the internet to help start the conversation
- Be part of a community that speaks openly about money