Love & Money: Do they make a good relationship?

If life was ideal, you could have ‘that’ conversation with your partner about finances. Just close your eyes and imagine what your ideal life be like. Where would you live? What experiences would you share together? You would share a common vision or dream. Then you would be begin to work together toward this dream and financial goals.

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Now, open your eyes and wake up to reality. By not having ‘that’ conversation, we see that 54% of the population in Israel 2015 are in overdraft. Most couples in their 30s still need to be financially supported by their parents

Statistics now tell us that 70% of divorce is due to financial stress, financial infidelity is being described by couples as being more damaging than physical infidelity. Do you find it difficult to start a money conversation with your spouse? You are certainly not alone! It is a dreaded conversation, and usually avoided, but one that is so very important.

So why is ‘that’ conversation so difficult? Unfortunately money is connected to our emotions, our childhood and it is associated with ‘how much’ you love me. When in fact it is just a means to an end, it is just money. In order to have ‘that’ conversation we need to neutralise our baggage connected to it and focus on the job on hand which is to plan, budget and review our expenses. There are useful and constructive guidelines to having the conversation to make it more effective and less stressful.

Suzy Kahati, a Family Financial Advisor, and Shai Tsaphir, a Couples Coach, will give a unique webinar on Tuesday, 30th June at 9 pm about creating a healthy financial dialogue with your partner. This webinar is a FREE internet lecture. which will be in ENGLISH and will explain the guidelines to holding a conversation about money, how to schedule the meeting and what topics should be addressed. We will discuss how to use the correct language, what are the ‘red lights’ in the conversation and when you should stop and take a break. Suzy and Shai will also cover what is a productive meeting and how to bring it to a conclusion.

This is a must for every couple who want to become financially stable, for every couple who want to deepen their financial relationship with their partner and for every couple that is starting chapter 2.

Places are limited so to save your place, to register just click here.

About the Author
Suzy Kahati was born in London, UK and made Aliyah in 1983. She is divorced with three wonderful daughters and lives in the center of Israel.
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