When going to restaurants with friends, does the idea of splitting the bill make you so anxious you can’t enjoy the food?
If someone asks you to be in their wedding party, is it an honor, or a stomach-churning ordeal?
Are you so afraid of discussing financial situations with friends and family that you let others have a say in what you spend your money on?
Awkward money conversations are an inevitable part of life. Whether it’s turning down invitations to go out with coworkers, trying to maintain friendships despite a limited budget, or discussing caring for aging parents with siblings, talking about money is a critical skill that can serve us for a lifetime.
If this is an area you could use a little help with, you’re not alone. Erin Lowry, author of Broke Millennial Talks Money, joins us on the show to share scripts and strategies for tactfully navigating life’s most awkward and common money conversations.
You’ll enjoy this episode if you …
- Have an intense dislike of encountering awkward money situations with friends and family
- Need to prepare for a difficult money conversation with your partner or a family member – one that may have major repercussions
- Don’t want to disappoint your friends because you can’t afford to hang out with them, but also don’t want to disrespect your financial boundaries
- Need help setting financial boundaries in the first place
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