Things are tough right now. We’ve been living in close quarters without a break from each other, and many Australian families are under financial pressure. So now, more than ever, it’s easy to get into an argument about finances. We asked the experts for easy ways to make any discussion about money a positive experience.
STOP LEAVING ALL THE FINANCE DECISIONS TO ONE PERSON
According to financial advisor, entrepreneur and author, Melissa Browne (melissabrowne.com.au), it’s fine if one person’s job is to manage the family spending and saving. “But if one person’s job is, say, paying the bills, then the couple should still meet monthly to make sure the other one knows what is happening.”
Why not make it fun and schedule it as a ‘date night’ and enjoy a home-cooked meal and a glass of wine over discussions.
DON’T THINK YOU NEED TO DO IT BY YOURSELVES
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July 6, 2020