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When you argue about money with your spouse, do you need a therapist or financial planner? Researcher and author Shaunti Feldhahn and her husband Jeff spent three years on a national research project on love and money. They found that conflict about money usually isn’t about money at all. It’s about how money makes us feel. In this conversation with Shaunti about her book, Thriving in Love & Money, you’ll find out:
3:30 Why most couples can’t talk about money
5:30 What to do when you’re not on the same page about money
6:30 If you are having tension around money, it’s probably not about the money. It’s about how money makes you feel.
9:20 What if one spouse is a saver and one is a spender?
13:00 Talking through regrets over past purchases
18:20 What if I want to be the boss over how my income is used (let’s do what I want to do!)?
22:50 How to start having conversations about money when you want to talk but your spouse doesn’t
24:20 Shaunti’s funny money confession!
30:00 Gut level fears being triggered by money – what’s the difference between men and women?
Shaunti (and her husband Jeff) Feldhahn are bestselling authors, renowed social researchers, and popular speakers. Both with professional degrees from Harvard (where they met), their books have sold 3 million copies in 25 languages. Learn more about Shaunti at her website.
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