It might require some courage to discuss finances with your family. Too often than not, we tend to be ashamed or feel guilty with money. However, it is good to note that one of the vital things your family can do is to have reasonable discussion about money. Below are some money conversations you need to have with your family.
The Budget conversation
This ought to be done on a monthly basis. You should sit down with your spouse and take a careful look at your budget to ascertain if any adjustment should be made. You might as well include your kids as this will help them to learn about budgeting processes.
The Saving conversation
Having evaluated your budget, it is high time you took a careful look at your saving to find out how best you can save more. Find out how best you can reduce cost. You might opt in for using Skype credit to make calls, turning over to energy efficient appliances. Make saving money a fun and incorporate your kids here. Set money saving goals for the family and celebrate it when you attain those set goals.
The Financial Emergency Conversation
Emergencies can occur any day and anytime and when they do occur, it is important to have funds reserved for taking care of them. This is why it is advised that you have savings that would cover up to your 3 months of expenditures but it is better you had up to 6 month savings and above to ensure that you can handle any emergency when it shows up.