It’s mind-blowing to think about the unspoken “rules” our society has when it comes to talking about money. We’re expected to be good at making money and managing it but no one wants to talk about it. Talking about money can be more taboo than talking about religion, sex, family issues and politics. A new study shows 61% of women would rather talk about their own death than money. That’s insane!
The silence around money is what keeps you from developing personal financial skills. Unless you majored in finance you learned most of what you know from your family, friends and culture.
Money can be an uncomfortable topic to discuss. Its difficult to ask for a raise, awkward to request a separate check when dining out with friends and inappropriate to ask how much something cost.
But why? Here are a few possibilities;