I’ve only been co-hosting on the radio for a month, “Money In Your Life” on VoiceAmerica radio at 7 am PT Fridays, but after every show, I want to know who listened and what you thought.  When I started I thought what a great way to have a conversation that’s tough for people to have.  And we hope that’s true.  And what IS the conversation???    Money is on our minds every day: having it, getting it, saving it, spending it and sometimes it’s used in oragami ornaments.

And yet TALKING about money is, as most people tell me, is harder than talking about, say, sex.  Why is that? Is it because we’re just supposed to KNOW what to do with it – how to earn it, how to spend it, how to make it last all of our lives?  I have a hunch (which of course I’ll share), but I’d love to hear from you.

Here’s my hunch, we don’t talk about it because there’s a lot of people out there telling us that they can’t believe what we’re doing with our money, and if we’d only do THIS, we’d be set for life – and so we say to ourselves  “Everyone else got the memo on how to deal with money – and I didn’t.  So I’m not going to look stupid by asking.”

And then we get busy, things come up and time goes by and – well, you know the story.

But here’s the thing: we HAVE to talk about money and pay attention and ask questions – because we are being asked to make MORE decisions – with less REAL information.

So come back – and let’s talk about money in your life.

Ann Hutchins is a consultant and coach focused on increasing the strategic effectiveness and financial intelligence of clients. Using the skills developed in a 20+ year career as security analyst, portfolio manager, and chief investment officer in the investment industry, combined with coaching skills developed as an independent consultant and certified coach, she collaborates with her clients to ignite awareness and access understanding of what drives financial choices. This type of coaching engagement leads her clients to increased confidence in making their personal financial choices rooted in their personal financial style, and to develop new skills that allow them to access available resources that support them in their financial choices for the future.

 “Money In Your Life” on VoiceAmerica radio at 7 am PT Fridays: http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2235/money-in-your-life