Money Communication At Home

Money communication at home – or lack thereof – is the topic of today’s guest post from author and thought leader, Bhaj Townsend:

Her point reminds me of the intention that must be present for families to bring up finances as a regular conversation. It works best if it is not something to be saved up until the holidays or, worse, a crisis.

Yet, talking about money in a healthy way is not a typical life skill taught in today’s families. It must be developed by both parents and children, no matter their ages.

Bhaj’s post gives one good idea – to start having a “money night.” With a little energy, it could be made into something fun.

Read her post here:

Other Resources:

For conversations with small children through young adults, see the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s “Money as You Grow” free tools:

 For conversations between older parents and adult children, see Kathleen Burns Kingsbury’s article at PBS NewsHour:

Or schedule a call with us to talk about your situation.

Holly Donaldson

Holly Donaldson, CFP® has an advice-only, hourly and fee-for-service financial planning practice. She is the author of The Mindful Money Mentality: How to Find Balance in Your Financial Future (Porchview Publishing, 2013) and publisher of the award-winning monthly e-letter, "The View From the Porch." With a fully virtual practice in Seminole, Florida, Holly primarily serves clients located in the Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater areas. Holly will also work with clients who are a good fit located elsewhere in the United States except Texas.

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