Author Topic: Case study - Time to be analyzed by the experts!  (Read 6296 times)

formerlydivorcedmom

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Re: Case study - Time to be analyzed by the experts!
« Reply #50 on: August 01, 2018, 03:56:40 PM »
. My oldest overheard me talking with my wife about it the other night and she is very "worried" about our current spending so she doesn't want to spend anything extra in there like she used to.

I accidentally scared the crap out of my 12-year-old by talking about finances to my husband without realizing she was listening.  The language we were using made sense to us but was much more literal and thus frightening to her.

Once I figured out that she thought we were on the verge of poverty and homelessness, she and I had a long discussion where I laid out our finances pretty transparently.  We talked about financial goals and debt and how to prioritize spending.  I've had these kinds of conversations with the kids pretty much all their lives, but in small pieces and without specific numbers.  It was good to put it all together for her.

If you haven't already, you might want to have a detailed talk with your oldest and make sure that the "worried" is for the right reason. 

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Re: Case study - Time to be analyzed by the experts!
« Reply #51 on: August 01, 2018, 06:11:03 PM »
@formerlydivorcedmom That's a very good idea. I have had small talks with her, but I should make sure that she understands everything. She's a worrier to begin with.