It’s an accepted fact that discussing debt is something of a no-go in many circles. Socially, we just don’t feel comfortable talking about our bank balances (unless, of course, they’re looking spectacularly healthy and we’re feeling like flashing the cash!).
But is debt really a taboo issue? Or are we comfortable talking credit card bills with our nearest and dearest?
We want your opinion!
Discussing Debt with Your Partner
In 2010, a study by the Post Office found that 21% of people admit to hiding debt from their partners.
What about you?
Would you discuss your debts with your partner/spouse?
Discussing Debt with Your Parents
In the very same Post Office survey, a staggering 31% of participants admitted to hiding debt from other members of their family. We presume that means parents too? Are you a regular customer at the Bank of Mum and Dad or do you prefer to keep your financial problems to yourself?
Would you discuss debt with your parents?
Discussing Debt with Your Friends
What about your friends? Can you confide in your best buddies about your personal debt problems or is that too uncomfortable a topic?
Would you discuss debt with your friends?
Leave us a Comment
Let us know what you think about discussing debt. Who would talk to about financial problems, if anyone? Do you think financial matters should be kept private? And what if your nearest and dearest wanted to talk to you about their debts. Would you feel comfortable?
Leave is a quick comment below and let us know your thoughts. Are the media overplaying the taboo around debt or are we really all keeping personal financial problems to ourselves?
It’s over to you.