- Conversation starters for parents and carers
- Talk about money in your organisation
- 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.
Conversation starters for parents and carers
Financial education at home or school sets children and young people up for a brighter financial future, but millions of parents and carers don’t speak openly with their children on money matters.
Keeping mum about money?
Use the step-by-step Couch to Financial Fitness tool on the MoneyHelper website to help you start a money conversation with children from age 3+.
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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
- with your customers across a range of sectors
- in education (plus our specialist resource for schools), and
- at home with friends and family.
Why talk about money?
As we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever that we get support for the money worries it has brought to light.
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.