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If you’ve listened to the Worth Listening podcast before, you know that host, Lauryn Williams, is all for having conversations around money. In fact, that’s why she started the podcast. She wanted to get people talking so they could discover all the benefits.

In this episode of the podcast host, Lauryn shares how to start having conversations about money with your family and friends.

One of the biggest concerns that people have about money conversations is how awkward the conversations can be. But, they don’t have to be. Lauryn shares some valuable tips to help you out.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • What makes financial conversations with family and friends awkward for Lauryn.
  • The importance of remembering that it’s not about talking numbers,
  • it’s all about the strategy.
  • What important money mindset shifts you should make.
  • The questions you can use to start to the conversation

Lauryn wants to make it really easy for you to start talking to your friends and family about finances. These questions are designed to make your conversation less awkward.

Here are the questions that she shares in the podcast:

Questions to start conversations about money

 

  • What’s the best piece of financial advice you’ve received?
  • What are your long-term financial goals?
  • How do you measure your financial success? What tools are you using to measure? 
  • What is a question about money that you’ve always wanted to ask someone?
  • What percentage of your income do you spend on housing and how did you come up with this number?
  • How do you deal with large unexpected expenses?  Are you currently saving money for retirement? 
  • Do you and your partner set a financial budget for your home? 
  • Have you ever successfully negotiated a pay raise? (Check out the Negotiate Anything podcast by Kwame Christian for help in this area)
  • What’s one thing you wish your parents would have done differently financially? 
  • What student loan plan are you on?

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