Tag: The New Psychology of Money

Why is money taboo?

Why don’t we talk more about money?
Earlier in this series, I suggested that two key reasons include the fact that money means different things to different people, so it can be hard to get on the same page, and secondly, that it simply isn’t considered polite to discuss money openly.

Money is frequently considered a taboo topic – more so than sex or death in many societies. And it is precisely because of this taboo nature, Adrian Furnham reports in The New Psychology of Money, that couples are frequently surprised at the beliefs and preferences of their partner when they are revealed.

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Why can’t we talk about money?

Financial disagreements are a chronic source of conflict for many couples and families. Financial literacy resources, self-help books, and the experts who write them frequently refer to ‘common sense’ – even though there is conflict among authors about what is commonsensical.

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