In Conversation: What They Don't Teach You About Money, with Claer Barrett
Our emotional hang-ups about money could well be getting in our way. In her new book, financial expert Claer Barrett gets to the heart of how our financial habits are formed, and reveals powerful, practical ways to enhance our 'financial wellbeing' and manage our money for good. Join us for a lively, actionable session led by Claer — and with all of our future finances firmly in mind.
Money: it’s emotional.
This is how Financial Times writer, TV and radio money-agony-aunt Claer Barrett summarises the main lesson she's learned after many years advising on personal finance.
Claer has offered a consistent voice of reason in the cost of living crisis, teaching us what we need to know about money in an accessible way that anyone can understand.
Because the sad truth is that we spend more time teaching children how to swim than to manage money. Which is made all the more concerning when we learn that studies have found our emotional relationship with money is largely set by the age of seven. Not seventeen — seven!
Claer's mission is to help us master our emotional relationship with money, and set us on the path towards financial wellbeing and success. And her brand new book, What They Don't Teach You About Money, offers a purposeful and portable manifesto for this mission — unpicking our emotional relationship with money, getting to the heart of how our financial habits are formed, and revealing powerful yet practical ways to transform how we manage our money.
What Claer covers in the book:
— Why our 'financial personality' is key to unlocking your money habits
— The secrets of successful budgeting
— How to deal with your debts, and understand student finance
— How to plan for your financial future and set achievable goals along the way
— How to talk about money and make uncomfortable conversations a thing of the past
— How to get a pay rise
Our coming session with Claer:
We've invited Claer to lead this short, conversational and action-oriented session timed to coincide with the book's much anticipated arrival, and boil down the core of its content into ideas, reflections and talking points that we can all take-away, share and apply.
We'll be learning about different kinds of financial personalities, quick wins we've likely overlooked, how to avoid arguments about money and much, much more. And the good news is that Claer promises no shaming, finger-wagging or headache-inducing jargon, instead offering reflections, tips and things to try that will get money working for you.
To get a measure of their financial mindset, Claer invites every guest who appears on the FT’s Money Clinic podcast to respond to the following question: “What’s your earliest money memory?”
Something to ponder for us all ahead of the session, which we'd love for you to join.