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People in the UK don’t talk about their money enough.

Despite the COVID-19 crisis affecting our finances, 9 in 10 UK adults – that’s 47 million of us – don’t find it any easier to talk about money, or don’t even discuss it at all. On the road to recovery from the pandemic, financial wellbeing, alongside physical and mental wellbeing will be crucial. But there is still work to be done to break down the taboo of talking money. 

That is why, we encourage the nation to come together for Talk Money Week, to start money conversations in any walk of life. 

Everyone has money worries – and for many, the challenges of the pandemic have brought these to the fore – but just as you can take action to improve your physical health, you can also take some simple steps to feel more in control of your financial wellbeing too.  

Research shows that people who talk about money: 

• make better and less risky financial decisions 

• have stronger personal relationships  

• help their children form good money habits for life  

• feel less stressed or anxious and more in control 

Building money conversations into our everyday lives also helps us build financial confidence and resilience to face income shocks, life events and whatever the future throws at us.  A financially healthy nation is good for individuals, communities, business, and the economy – can you help us #TalkMoney this year? 

Join the conversation at #TalkMoney | Follow on Twitter and LinkedIn | Get in touch at talkmoneyweek@maps.org.uk

Why talk about money?

During COVID-19 we may be physically closer than ever to our immediate families, but financially we are still distant from some of our loved ones.

The effect of the pandemic has made it more important than ever to start conversations about money.

Research shows that people who talk about money:

  • make better and less risky financial decisions
  • have stronger personal relationships
  • help their children form good lifetime money habits
  • feel less stressed or anxious and more in control.

Building money conversations into our everyday lives also helps us build financial confidence and resilience to face whatever the future throws at us.

Talk about money with friends and family

If it’s not safe to talk

If your partner or family controls access to your money, or runs up debts in your name, it’s financial abuse. But there’s no need to struggle on alone. Here are some of the things you can do and where to go for help and support.

Looking for money or pensions help?

MoneyHelper is here to make your money and pension choices clearer.
Here to put you in control with impartial help that’s on your side, backed by government and free to use.

0800 138 7777

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