Why isn’t money about the math?
Typically, conversations about money revolve around how to spend money, which is a conservation about the here and now, and how to save for things that really matter, which is a conversation about the future.
The truth is that each of us has a different way we want the here and now and the future to look—and that’s not mathematically-based. That’s emotionally-based.
That’s why couples tend to fight about money.
Then, there’s the brain.
In addition to differing perspectives, each of us also has a cognitive relationship with money that influences our spending and saving tendencies.
Our childhood, teenage years, and adult experiences have continually crafted our likes and dislikes regarding money. It’s “okay” to spend money on some things, but not on others.
Each of us have an inner world pertaining to money.
What can you do?
Solving money-related conflicts takes open and honest discussion about what’s important to you.
How can we help?
We can help solve those money issues. With a major in Psychology and several qualifications in finance, financial planning and accounting, Warren has been helping clients with their money issues for the past 15 years.
Warren takes clients through the ‘Find’ process to help clients identify (find) those areas that need consideration/change.
Warren also uses software tools with the clients to track current expenditure and model future expenditure, including lifestyle goals, with the aim to reduce the anxiety that money can bring. Our aim is to help clients let go of of the emotions that so easily can entangle them when it comes to money.
The difference in values is often the cause of the issue. Understanding the difference is the key. Then using tools, we can start to base our decisions/purchases on the facts/numbers rather than on emotions. The end result is a more peaceful relationship.