Money and Relationships: Live chat with AARP's LifeTuner
Way back in 2000, one of the most popular articles on Fool.com was a Financial Manifesto my wife and I wrote soon after we were married. The popularity of that article underscores a well-known truth: Money is among the biggest sources of tension in a relationship.
It was recently reaffirmed by a study from AARP's LifeTuner (which seeks to wisen-up the young-adult crowd when it comes to money). More than two-thirds of the respondents (68%, to be exact) said that money caused tension in a relationship or friendship.
To discuss the pitfalls -- and solutions -- LifeTuners has asked Fool Dayana Yochim (author of our Couples & Cash book) and yours truly to participate in a live chat on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Here are the details (from the LifeTuner site). What we'll talk about:
• Reducing money and relationship conflicts
• Avoiding peer pressure overspending
• Recognizing how family shapes your money management
• Finding friends that can help you better manage your money
• Managing love and money issues
This latest in our chat series will be hosted at Blog Talk Radio. To listen in, just head over to http://blogtalkradio.com/lifetuner at the scheduled time.
In addition, we would love to hear from you! Please tweet us (@lifetuner) any questions you may have for us. We'll be using the Twitter hashtag #LTChat for event-related tweets. Also, you can always email questions or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see/read/hear you there!