If Your Marriage Was A Business Who Would Be The Chief Financial Officer?
In an informal, unscientific poll of random people, I asked which of the following three issues was the most common cause of frustration in marriage: sex, kids or money. While many scratched their heads and wanted to choose all of the above when I pressed for the best option, the overwhelming majority chose money. Not surprising, whether couples have a lot or a little money, it is not unusual that money conversations and decisions can turn sour in a hurry.
First of all, we have to recognize and acknowledge that we come from different backgrounds and have different ideas about money. Some people think Money doesnt grow on trees and others think Money is there for the taking. Can you see how Ann who thinks A penny saved is a penny earned and John who thinks Live for today may face some conflict in their buying decisions if they dont discuss money clearly together as a couple?
In business, when a company makes a decision that will require a financial commitment, one of the key players involved in the decision making process is the Chief Financial Officer. This is the person whose job it...