JENNIFER HALEY, CPA
Hi there, I'm Jennifer Haley, CPA. I'm here to help business owners get a handle on their finances so they can get back to doing the things they love.
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How many times have you heard, "Shhh...you shouldn't tell people about your financial situation!"
WHY? Like seriously, why is/was this ever a thing?
Because of this statement a lot of us find ourselves out for dinner with friends ordering just a small appetizer because "we had a big lunch," or we find ourselves buying Christmas gifts outside of our budget because, "Well that is what they will be spending on me."
And this is NOT about telling people you can't "afford" it or you are too "poor," this is negative money thoughts. It's about letting your friends in on your financial goals and priorities.
Once you start talking about your financial goals and priorities I promise your friends and family will be on your side! And I bet they will even start their own!
Now you're saying, "okay Jenn, this all seems great, but bringing it up it intimidating and nerve wracking!" Here are a few suggestions on how you can bring your finances into the conversation in a natural way:
The important part is that you stay positive! Talk about your priorities and goals, and the more you talk about these the more you are keeping yourself accountable.
When you let your friends and family know about your goals and priorities, they will understand your decisions and will also motivate you to reach these goals!
I know you can do it!!