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I recently attended a panel discussion at BlogHer Business about how to help women feel more comfortable talking about money & here 5 tips that can help

I recently attended a panel discussion about how to help women talk about money hosted by Capital Group & here are 5 tips that I learned that can help   This is a sponsored post, as always all opinions are my own

Let’s be honest, for many women (including me!) talking about money can be intimidating and unappealing because traditionally men have been responsible for finances in our culture. Obviously, times are significantly changing, and women are now stepping into their power and rivaling men in their earning potential, nonetheless talking about money and finances tends to be a taboo subject for many of us. One of the leading investment firms in the finance industry, Capital Group recently conducted a Wisdom of Experience Survey that found that the majority of Americans would rather talk about almost anything, even their sex life rather than talking about money!

Because of my financial insecurities as a woman and my desire to be more empowered about money, I was delighted to partner with Capital Group to help raise awareness about the importance of talking about money and taking charge of your financial future. For women in midlife like me, money matters become increasingly more important because many of us dealing with things like taking care of aging parents, sending our kids off to college, and focusing more heavily on retirement savings.

I recently attended a panel discussion about how to help women talk about money hosted by Capital Group & here are 5 tips that I learned that can help

I recently attended a very enlightening panel discussion hosted by Capital Group about How to Have the Money Talk at the BlogHer Business Conference in LA with three inspiring powerhouse women who work in the financial world and have made it their mission to empower women to take charge of their money matters. During this panel, I garnered a lot of useful tips about how to start being more comfortable talking about money and I wanted to share my top 5 takeaways with you in hopes that it will help make talking about money and financial matters just a little bit easier:

1) Just START Talking About It!

It may sound simple, but try to make more of an effort to have regular conversations about money and look for organic opportunities to segue into the topic. Here’s a wonderful example that one of the panelists shared to help ignite the discussion: The next time you are having lunch with a girlfriend, and you both take out your credit cards to pay, ask her what her interest rate is on her card as a launching point for a money conversation. Talking about money is empowering!

2) Ask Your Money Savvy Friend for Advice

Look around at your close female friends and family members and see who seems to be doing a good job managing her money. Compliment her and tell her that you admire the way she looks financially savvy and ask her for a few tips to get you started. It’s as simple as that!

3) Confront Money Taboos at Home

Make an effort to talk to your partner and children about finances to help normalize the conversation. The more you avoid it, the harder it gets. Also, seek the advice of a trusted financial advisor who can make strategic recommendations and help you invest wisely for the long term.

4) Bust Your Money Myths

One of my favorite experts on the money panel was Nicole Lapin. She’s a news anchor and NYT Bestselling author of books like ‘Rich Bitch’ and ‘Boss Bitch.’ Nicole has a wonderfully blunt and honest way of talking about money that I found very refreshing! Have you heard about the ‘Latte Factor’? Nicole’s advice is just to buy the latte! She thinks that if you allow yourself small indulgences like a latte, then you’ll be less likely to binge on something much more significant later on. She also said, “A man is NOT a financial plan!” Love her!

5) You Need to Save More Money Than You Think for Retirement

Capital Group conducted a research study that found that when people envision their retirement years, they are motivated to save up to 31% more from each paycheck to have a much more financially secure retirement.

I recently attended a panel discussion about how to help women talk about money hosted by Capital Group & here are 5 tips that I learned that can help

Capital Group, home of American Funds, has been focused on improving people’s lives through successful investing for almost 90 years. Capital Group’s long-term investing approach helps people prepare for their most important life goals from buying a house or putting a child through college to saving for a secure retirement and they are known for their low fees and superior results for long-term investors.I recently attended a panel discussion about how to help women talk about money hosted by Capital Group & here are 5 tips that I learned that can helpTo learn more. about Capital Group and its mutual funds visit

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  1. Nice tips and ideas that everyone can follow through for their financial plans.

  2. Talking about money is something we should definitely do more. There are some great takeaway tips here.

  3. I think money is not talked about because it’s such a touchy subject. But we all need it to survive so why not help each other. Saving is major for real!! Looks like a great panel as well

  4. Myrah Duque says:

    Talking about money is a topic many sometimes feel intimidated about. I agree we should start talking about it. I feel that one of the reasons we don’t talk about it openly, is due to struggles each and every one of us might be going through.

  5. I agree, we as woman need to talk more about money and need to start saving more that we think for our retirement and we have to start doing it now. Feel already empowered after reading your motivational blog post

  6. Me and my husband have a monthly meeting about this usually. It’s so important.

  7. What a great conference and a tips too! It’s so important to know what’s going on financially whether its at home or in the business you’re running…getting involved and staying informed is key to success.

  8. Money is definitely something that I feel uncomfortable talking about. These are great tips. Saving for retirement is something I need to work on.

  9. When it comes to our finances, I need all the tips I can get! I appreciate these so much!

  10. I think these are some really good tips. I have no problem talking about finances and money at all. I’m pretty open when it comes to that. I’m the one who usually takes care of it all anyways.

  11. This sounds awesome! I am all about the save to splurge lifestyle. Being able to spend some money and save is key.

  12. What great information! I need to get more involved with our finances, my husband typically handles it all.

  13. Anne Marie says:

    My husband and I have always communicated regularly about the family finances and make sure we’re on the same page. In unity there is purpose and a plan!

    1. It’s great to hear that you are aligned with your hubby

  14. I like the idea of a latte splurge. That latte would be more special if it was not a daily thing

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