Conventional etiquette tells us it’s rude to talk about our money. You don’t ask people how much they make; you don’t talk about how much you earn. But some argue that being more open about money is a good thing — it leads to better financial habits. We want to know how comfortable you are with this topic.
In the personal finance community, many bloggers are completely transparent about their finances. They discuss what’s coming in and what’s going out, and they’re totally open about their net worth. This helps readers see how certain financial habits pay off, and it can be useful and inspiring.
Some financial experts say, when we discuss money openly, we also talk about our personal savings and spending habits. And maybe opening up the discussion is good for developing better financial habits. Still, it can be hard to get past the taboo.
What do you think — are you comfortable talking about your financial situation? Do you think this etiquette is in place for a reason? Tell us your thoughts.