Why Women Don’t Talk About Money

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There are not very many situations where women will voluntarily talk about money. We come up with all kinds of reasons in our minds why money is a forbidden subject.

Based on my experiences talking with many women, here are the most popular reasons (excuses) why women don’t talk about money:

  1. My parents never talked about money with me, and they seemed to do just fine (substitute your family history).
  2. I am not educated enough – they never taught me about money in school (other than how to count it).
  3. Followup to #2 – I’m embarrassed to talk about money because I don’t know enough about it.
  4. My husband takes care of all that – I don’t need to talk about it (a man is not your financial plan!).
  5. Talking about it may look like I am obsessed with money (that’s not cool).
  6. I have no money!!!  Why in the world would I want to talk about it?
  7. Talking about money just reminds me of all my debt – that’s a big downer.
  8. Followup to #3 – I definitely do not want to look dumb.
  9. But I do talk about money!  (At least when it comes to shopping and store sales.)
  10. It’s kind of not feminine to talk about money, isn’t it?
  11. If I ignore my deteriorating financial situation long enough, things will get better, won’t they?
  12. There are so many more fun things to talk about -  like my kids, fashion, home decorating, my favorite TV shows (substitute your fun stuff)!
  13. I really don’t care about money – as long as no one restricts my spending, I’m good.
  14. Maybe I would talk about money, if someone would just help me become more confident in my money decisions.

If you see yourself anywhere on this list – please stay tuned for the followup post on Why Women Need To Talk About Money.

New Profile Pic 2599R Why Women Dont Talk About MoneyPamela Otten is CEO of Pamela Otten LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor. She loves to work with women business owners and entrepreneurs, and women in transition due to job change, death, or divorce. Pamela will help you set and reach your financial goals, educate you to understand your investments, and teach you how to do more charitable giving. Pamela is a Qualified Kingdom Advisor (www.kingdomadvisors.org), trained and committed to integrating biblical principles with her investment advice.

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