My dad raised me to believe your finanical information (how much money you make, what your vehicles, home, accounts are worth, etc.) is personal and not only are you not suppose to discuss these things, it is rude to do so (like with extended family and friends). Well I have a friend who doesn't have a very good job and doesn't make much money, but she is constantly asking me questions about how much money we make, and how we can afford to do this, or do that, or how much our house payments are, and that type of stuff. I find it to be rude, but I don't know how to handle it.
Do you find this type of questioning rude or offensive, or is it fine to discuss? If you don't want to discuss it, how do (nicely) explain that to someone?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:46 AM on Jun. 15, 2010 in Money & Work
Answer by Bezu at 10:48 AM on Jun. 15, 2010
Answer by theutilitarian at 10:52 AM on Jun. 15, 2010
I am a college student right now so I do not make much and I have people who look at me when I go to Starbucks but my SO still gives me a couple bucks because he know the business I have will take off just tell her this is not a subject I feel comfortable discussing . You have to be honest about it and tell her straight out this is not a topic you wish to discuss. Do it in a way that is not rude but be honest and tell her how it makes you feel.
Answer by pinkdragon36 at 10:53 AM on Jun. 15, 2010
Answer by jennifer588 at 10:58 AM on Jun. 15, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:03 AM on Jun. 15, 2010
Answer by But_Mommie at 12:19 PM on Jun. 15, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 4:34 PM on Jun. 15, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 7:34 PM on Jun. 15, 2010
Answer by Christina807 at 7:47 PM on Jun. 15, 2010
Just tell her I don't discuss personal finances with anyone. The subject close.
Answer by musicmom08 at 12:05 AM on Jun. 30, 2010