Here at Plano Library Learns, we talk about financial literacy a lot. It’s an important part of our lives, and it can affect our relationships with partners, as well as our children’s relationship with money. So this week, we’re highlighting resources specifically for promoting financial wellness for couples and families.
Incidentally, there’s a course on LinkedIn Learning specifically called Financial Wellness for Couples and Families. Remember, you can access this and many other courses for free with your Plano Public Library card. According to the course description:
“In this course, financial therapist Amanda Clayman shows how to tackle the financial difficulties that often sour partnerships by walking through how to create and follow a family cash flow plan. Using her five pillars of financial harmony as a guide, Amanda explains how to construct a plan that engages all family members in its implementation. Looking at money management as a system designed to meet your specific needs, she highlights common financial conflicts and shows how to create a healthy, sustainable plan. She explains how to establish ground rules for communicating effectively, prioritize each partner’s “asks,” assign money management roles suited to each partner’s strengths, and bring it all together into a working plan.”
For those who would like to learn more about starting these conversations, with your partner or your children, check out these books at your local Plano Public Library:
- Broke millennial talks money: scripts, stories, and advice to navigate awkward financial conversations by Erin Lowry Request
- Financial intimacy: how to create a healthy relationship with your money and your mate by Jacquette Timmons Request
- The opposite of spoiled: raising kids who are grounded, generous, and smart about money by Ron Lieber Request
Be sure to check out the Financial Literacy section of our programming schedule to find upcoming opportunities for adults, children and teens to develop their financial literacy, both virtually and in person! Here are some programs coming up:
- April 5 at 7pm via Zoom: Building Wealth – Beginner’s Guide (Teens and Adults)
- April 9 at 3pm at Parr Library: Building Wealth – Beginner’s Guide (Teens and Adults)
- April 21 at 6:30pm via WebEx with Bank of America: 10 Ways to Earn Extra Cash (Adults)
- April 23 at 2pm at Haggard Library: Salud Financiera Familiar: Conceptos Básicos Financieros (Teens and Adults)
Keep an eye on the Thinking Money category on our blog for more posts about business and financial resources and programs.