Cooking the Books podcast: Why talking about money is so hard

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When it comes to money, being on the same page as your partner is really important. Photo / 123RF

Each week, BusinessDesk and the NZ Herald’s Cooking the Books podcast tackle a different financial issue. Today is how to get on the same financial page with your partner. Hosted by Frances Cook.

They say sunlight is the best disinfectant, but one of the darkest areas of our lives is also one of the most important: money.

It’s something most of us don’t like to talk about, even with those we live and share our lives with.

This is perhaps not surprising. This is a touchy subject for many of us and that means the conversation can get heated.

But not talking about it only means that all the problems continue to grow, unresolved.

Being on the same page with your partner is really important because two of you working towards the same goals can get you there much faster.

If you don’t work together, it may be impossible to get anything done.

Luckily, researchers have looked into this topic and given us a roadmap to better conduct these conversations.

For the latest podcast, I spoke to Nicola Eccleton from Good Shepherd NZ and Dr Ayesha Scott from AUT Business School.

For the interview, listen to the podcast here.

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