I read this interesting NYT article on seven essential money questions that start a conversation and thought it might be interesting to try and answer.
What lessons about money did you learn from your parents?
- Always save and live within your means.
- Never loan money to a friend unless you don’t mind losing the friendship.
What does the word “money” conjure up for you?
Freedom. Options. A nest egg.Independence.
How many children would you like to have when you retire?
How do you think your children feel about that?
Tell me about your financial situation when you first met.
We were both students, working part-time through school for pocket money.
What are the most important things in your life?
God (faith/church), Family, Education/ Career.
What does the prospect of retirement look like to you?
Leisure/ comfort, time to pursue other interests, financial independence.