What are you afraid of?
A recent article came out and said that women rather talk about their own death than money. That women don't won't to face their economic realities rather good or bad. In the past and by past I mean seventy years ago women could ignore their money situation because it was expected for the men in their life to worry about the money.
A woman's father handled the money as she grew up and when she got married that job would be transferred to the husband. In today's world more and more women are getting married later and that means that we as women have to think differently when it comes to money. We can no longer run from our finances.
Women live forever
We at least live longer than the men in our lives. My mother has already outlived my father by twenty years and the same for her mother. Ladies because we live longer we have to make sure that our finances are in order. That means making sure your bank account, investments, and retirement are overflowing. You want to live out your life stress free and having money in the bank will do that for you. Don't be like so many women decades ago who had husbands die unexpectedly and they not know where any of the important financial papers were located.
You have things to do
Do you have dreams? Dreams take money! Think about what you want most in your life and then research what it will cost you to make that dream a reality. You will realize that you can not get what you want dream wise if you are not paying attention to your money. You can't go on that dream vacation if you don't know how much it cost or how much money you have in the bank.
You may want to retire early, but in order to do that you need to look at your 401K and other investments to see if you are on track to do that or if you need to contribute more to your plan. If you have problems talking about money this exercise will help you to get comfortable because the result is getting what you want.
You could help someone else
Talking about money can help other women talk about money. We talk about everything else and when we do we are able to help each other. Money is no different. Those talks could lead to someone saving more money, getting paid their value, creating a will so that their children are cared for, insurance being purchased, and so much more. Overcoming your fears around talking about money could lead you and a friend to financial freedom.
There is no reason for women to be afraid to talk about money. There is more to gain than there is to lose!
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