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.

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