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Objects in Mirror: April 20, 2010 Archive

What is your awkward money conversation?

Posted at 2:48 PM on April 20, 2010 by Julia Schrenkler

On MPRNewsQ, MinnEcon asks:

We know we're not supposed to talk about money, politics or religion with friends. The subjects can create some awkward and unpleasant moments if you and your pals aren't on the same page.

When it comes to money, though, the recession may be forcing our hand.

You know your buddy's unemployed. You're out for dinner and you know he really can't afford it. But he doesn't want anyone feeling sorry for him. Make a big deal about trying to pay and you may make him feel worse.

So how's it done? How do you navigate that tricky terrain?

Share your difficult money discussions with MinnEcon, and how you work through it. Responses may be featured on the blog, and we all could learn a little something about discussing money.

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