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- Why talk about money?
- Talk about money with friends and family
- If it's not safe to talk
If you find it hard to talk about money, you’re not alone. That’s why every year we encourage people to open up about their finances. By having a conversation, you can improve your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.
Talk Money Week 2021 is coming on 8-12 November.
Want to talk about money in your organisation? Use our participation pack to help you kickstart a conversation in any walk of life, including:
- in your workplace
- at home with friends and family
- in financial services
- in local authorities and housing
- in education
- in the third sector
- in healthcare
- on social media, at events and in the press.
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Many of us keep unwanted money secrets from the people closest to us. Don’t suffer in silence.
Are you keeping secrets from loved ones about:
- credit cards?
- savings accounts?
Talk to someone now
Our guiders offer free,
non-judgemental help on the
phone, WhatsApp or webchat.
Why talk about money?
During COVID-19 we may be physically closer than ever to our immediate families, but financially we are still distant from some of our loved ones.
The effect of the pandemic has made it more important than ever to start conversations about money.
Research shows that people who talk about money:
- make better and less risky financial decisions
- have stronger personal relationships
- help their children form good lifetime money habits
- feel less stressed or anxious and more in control.
Building money conversations into our everyday lives also helps us build financial confidence and resilience to face whatever the future throws at us.
Talk about money with friends and family
Use our online guides to help you start conversations about money with your:
If it’s not safe to talk
If your partner or family controls access to your money, or runs up debts in your name, it’s financial abuse. But there’s no need to struggle on alone. Here are some of the things you can do and where to go for help and support.