I love talking about money, which is ironic, giving that my general desire to make small-talk is quite low. I’m an introvert by nature, but when the topic gets to money, I’m totally in. I love it. I love talking about debt, I love talking about goals. Investments get a bit stale for me, but that’s not my passion, I have people for that too. My perfect evening could be spent watching someone talk about what they would do with their life if “money was no object.” You know how that goes… “If money was no object, I would buy a bakery and make perfect little cupcakes, decorated to perfection.”

We’ve put so much shame on talking about money, and yet most of us don’t know how to manage it. The number one skill you should have when you leave high school is how to manage money and run a household budget and that’s the topic that is skipped over!

When I was in high school I took 4 years of accounting. Numbers just make sense to me and I always enjoy when a question has an absolute answer. Yet when I walked out of high school, I still didn’t know how to make a budget. Thankfully I had a boss who helped me (thanks again Renay) but most people aren’t so lucky.

Let’s find a way to make our money work for us, not the other way around. Let’s talk about money together.

Samantha Chapman