Conversations | Beth Kobliner

Money. It might be the last taboo. But it’s time we opened up about this touchy subject with family, friends—really, everybody in our lives. Here’s why: Having smart, honest money conversations can clear the air, inform our decisions, and make that big green elephant in the room seem a whole lot less scary.

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