Friends & Colleagues Archives | 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.

Friends & Colleagues


What goes around comes around: Why you should talk to family and friends about giving back

How one person’s urge to give back can help others do the same.

What to do when friends and family see your success as a way for them to cash in

How to practice saying no.

I’m broke, but when is it okay to tell people and when is it not?

If you’re broke and don’t have money to do the things your friends and family want to do, here’s how and when to tell them.

My friend is a financial mess. How do I help him be more responsible without being a buzzkill?

If your friend is on the path toward financial self-destruction, here’s how to help out.

How to help a credit card surfer who isn’t taking her debt seriously

Beware of the “great” credit card deal.


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