“Why couldn’t my husband and I have a conversation about money without fear and stress? And, was it normal?” asks Rashmi Srivastava, an IT professional and WOW Money Gym graduate.
I so wished we could talk without fighting!
When I was in the program, I discovered a few things:
– I needed financial goals. My spending was unplanned and ad hoc.
– I had no idea how much my husband and I earned and spent irrespective of how much we could really afford.
My husband would ask basic questions about what we were earning and spending and since I didn’t know the answers, I would get defensive and fight. The result? Even though we were earning handsomely, it was poorly spent and never enough.
Today, I have goals for my family, for example, a health retreat for my parents, and schooling for my precious 3 year old. I plan and spend accordingly. This has taken the burden off my husband’s shoulders.
Best of all, my husband and I are no longer fearful about talking about money or our future – we’ve built a loving partnership!”