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How to Talk Money During the Holidays

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Holiday conversations with family can be awkward or tense. But they don’t have to be. While it’s perfectly reasonable to want to steer clear of any talk of politics, we think the topic of money shouldn’t be so taboo – especially if you know what to say. That’s what we’re here to help with.

Now, we’re not suggesting you need to guide a money discussion at the Thanksgiving table, around the menorah or Christmas tree. But if someone brings up one of the topics in Column A below, you could respond with the quip from Column B.

Then your job is done – the heavy conversational lifting is up to everyone else, freeing you to settle in and savor the pie.

This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for individualized professional advice. Individuals should consult their own tax advisor for matters specific to their own taxes and nothing communicated to you herein should be considered tax advice. This article was prepared by and approved by Marcus by Goldman Sachs, but does not reflect the institutional opinions of Goldman Sachs Bank USA, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. or any of their affiliates, subsidiaries or division. Goldman Sachs Bank USA does not provide any financial, economic, legal, accounting, tax or other recommendation in this article. Information and opinions expressed in this article are as of the date of this material only and subject to change without notice.  Information contained in this article does not constitute the provision of investment advice by Goldman Sachs Bank USA or any its affiliates. Neither Goldman Sachs Bank USA nor any of its affiliates makes any representations or warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the statements or any information contained in this document and any liability therefore is expressly disclaimed.

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