When was the last time you had a money conversation with a girlfriend? Ever been at a dinner party when the conversation at the table turns to finances and the guys stop making eye contact with you? I have! What’s up with that? I think we know…
Why is it that men talk about financial opportunities and investments so openly, but women rarely do? On the free Financial Empowerment Now call I hosted last week, I gave 7 simple tips especially for women to increase their financial fluency. One of the tips was to simply start having conversations with your friends about money.
I’m not suggesting that you share how much your net worth, salary or debt is, but I am suggesting that women come out of the closet with money talk and let go of the shame around that topic. If you are considering an investment opportunity, share it with a friend. Form a book group and read an investment book together, or get involved with an investment club. If this seems too overwhelming to organize, I’d love to see you at the Financial Woman Alliance, which, by the way, now has monthly memberships for $10!
Let’s go ladies…step into financial empowerment and bring your friends with you! In honor of this idea, I am offering a Bring a Girlfriend for Free at the financial course that starts May 4, Create a Roadmap to Financial Success. It you are reading this after that date, the courses are all recorded, so it’s not too late to jump in. Let’s show the next generation of women that it’s smart to have confident money conversations.