Ever heard of a money date? It’s a thing. On a money date, spouses agree to get together to talk finances in a (allegedly) fun and non-threatening way. The idea is to keep on top of budgets and, perhaps more importantly, to work together on goal-setting.
The idea is to keep it affordable, so that might entail staying home with a good bottle of wine or out to a quiet dinner where you can talk.
Pro Tip: tackle the heavy lifting issues prior to finishing that first glass of wine.
For singles: you can take yourself on a money date, too. This thing with money IS a relationship, even with ourselves.
Setting aside scheduled time to talk about finances forces you to focus and not get distracted by other life demands.
Put it on your calendar, and don’t forget to bring your laptop and some pens and paper. Yes, even to a restaurant.