Strange as it sounds we all have a relationship with money. Think about it, it does make sense. The world is about relationships and money is no exception.
In fact, your relationship with money is the longest relationship you will have in your life!
Money is everywhere, we really can’t ‘opt out’ and say we want nothing to do with it. Unless you want to be a hermit in deepest darkest Kazakstan and be self-sufficient. Not my idea of fun. Continue reading →
We know that when we have money worries, they can seem all consuming. If we go to bed worrying about money, when we wake up the next morning and it’s the first thing that pops into our head.
So, it would seem logical that when we’re in this all-consuming money worries state that we find it hard to focus on other things. And more importantly, we find it hard to make sound rational decisions about anything (not just money). Continue reading →
A happy money marriage is a key ingredient to a happy marriage. We all want a live happily ever after with the person of our dreams. The intention is to spend the rest of our lives together. But the sad reality is that 70% – 80% of relationships that break up, blame money.
So, if you want a happy money marriage you need to talk about money and deal with money as a couple.
If you happen to have cash in your wallet right now, take out a note and have a look at it. It’s just a piece of paper. It has a picture of someone famous on it, a few words and a number. That’s what money is.
In real terms, it is a medium of exchange created because bartering got a bit tricky, e.g. how do you value your cow when you want to swop it for a sack of grain. But, as you will see, not all dollars are equal!
Sounds all very rational doesn’t it and it kept the economists happy. But the economists forgot a very important point. We aren’t rational! So, when we see the piece of paper with pictures and numbers on it, we see a lot more than a symbol to buy stuff. We see all sorts of emotions and meanings and it’s different for men & women. Continue reading →
Have you ever done something and then afterwards scratched your head and thought, “what on earth was I thinking!?” Welcome to the world of being human. We are not rational and despite our best intentions, there are going to be times when we do odd things.
Your ‘money personality’ is a behavioural pattern relating to your spending and saving. In a relationship it may appear your Money Personalities clash. By understanding how opposing types can be complementary in a relationship, you will become a stronger team.
Your Money Personality is rarely just the one type. The large majority of us are a blend of two and sometimes three.
At different times in your life and depending on circumstances, you will very likely see more than one money personality type in yourself and that’s quite natural. As a result, you’ll probably see a cross over between these – in other words, you can show parts of more than one money personality at the same time. Continue reading →