Money Milestones

Talking about money

Before we get started, please tell us how you feel about your finances?

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If you feel uncomfortable talking about money, you’re not alone. But having money conversations – with your family, friends, partner and children – are so important to building and maintaining financial wellbeing.

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  • Have a read of our guide Talking about money which will help your confidence in starting those conversations.

  • Plan for your conversation. What you would like to say? Where could it be and when? What would you like the outcome to be? Have a read of our guide How to have a conversation about money for ideas.

  • After your money talk, reflect on the conversation. Do you feel better? Could you schedule in more regular chats to help keep on top of things?

  • How do you feel about your finances now?

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  • Plan what you’d like to teach them about money and then try work it into everyday conversations. Next time you’re food shopping with your children involve them with money-related decisions, like comparing prices of items out loud or asking them to tell you the different prices of products. You could also set them a fun challenge to find the cheapest price for an item.

  • Get them involved in everyday budgeting by showing them how when you draw out cash (or use your debit card) your balance goes down. For plenty of other fun, age-appropriate activities see our guide on How to talk to your children about money.

  • Now see if you can get your children excited about saving and building long-term healthy money habits. Help them pick a toy or item they really want to save up for and make a plan together of how they may be able to achieve that.

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  • Let’s make a start by gathering together as much detail as possible about the problem you need help with and what you would like the outcome to be. It may feel daunting but it will be worth it.

  • Now make that call or start that conversation. Whether your question is about divorce and separation, long-term care, pensions, help with debt, benefits or anything else, we can help get you the money guidance you need. Start by taking a look at our guide Getting help and advice. You can also speak to someone for free at MoneyHelper on 0800 138 7777. Our guidance is backed by government and unbiased.

  • Congratulations, you’ve done the most difficult bit. Talking about money does help. For instance, our research shows that 6 in 10 customers with debts are reducing or clearing them within 3-6 months after receiving debt advice. Now, make talking about money part of your financial wellbeing regime.

  • How do you feel about your finances now?

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