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On today’s Financial Clarity for Doctors Podcast, we speak with popular author, Carl Richards, about having a discussion around finances with your spouse.   

Our conversation with Carl Richards is essential listening for anyone who is or plans to have a partner one day. It’s never too early to begin thinking about or talking about your financial future. Our guest lays out some ground rules to help make this conversation productive, healing, and eye-opening.   

Family histories, lifestyle expectations, and identities all live within our views of finances, which can make the money discussion a personal and sometimes painful topic. Richards is here to show you how to start the money conversation. Provide you with rules like no shame, no blame, focus on what you can control, and time out. After listening to this podcast, you’ll have the tools to begin the process. Remember, this is typically a process, not a one, and done conversation.  


Tip of the day: Take some time to think about your earliest memory with money.  


Carl Richards is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional and creator of the Sketch Guy Column, appearing in The New York Times since 2010. Carl has also been featured on Marketplace Money, Oprah.com, and Forbes.com. In addition, Carl has become a frequent keynote speaker at financial planning conferences and visual learning events around the world. 

Through his simple sketches, Carl makes complex financial concepts easy to understand. His sketches also serve as the foundation for his two books, The One-Page Financial Plan: A Simple Way to Be Smart About Your Money and The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money (Portfolio/Penguin).  

He currently resides in London with his family.  


You can find his articles for the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/by/carl-richards 


How to Talk About Money: https://www.nytimes.com/guides/year-of-living-better/how-to-talk-about-money  

For more information on Carl Richards, you can visit his website https://behaviorgap.com/ or find him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/behaviorgap?lang=en 


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Discussions in this show should not be construed as specific recommendations, legal, or investment advice. Always consult with your investment professional before making important investment decisions. Advisory services through Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor. Securities offered through Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a registered Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC. Finity Group and Cambridge are not affiliated.