As an entrepreneur and former venture capital investor, it is my job to understand finances and have conversations about money. However, when it comes to personal relationships, I always feel awkward and often times anxious when discussing money. I never know when to bring it up or how to go about the conversation when in a new relationship, and more often than not, put off broaching the topic.
Having a regular dialogue about money correlates to a happy relationship. According to TD Ameritrade’s Love & Money Survey, 90% of happy couples discuss finances at least once a month, and on the flipside, 65% of divorces are attributed to money.
If ❤️ and 💰 are on your mind, join us for our next Grand Session on 10/28 with Grand Guides Aditi Shekar and her husband Dalmar Hussein. Aditi is the CEO of Zeta, whose mission is to help couples get smarter about money and have more successful relationships. Together, they'll share how they've approached talking about money throughout their relationship and how the conversation has evolved from the early days of dating to living together, adopting two dogs, getting married, and buying a house.
9/26 Living a Complete Life as a Single Person - People are increasingly creating meaningful lives without having a partner, citing benefits from the autonomy to pursue the experiences they desire to being healthier and having more friends. Join us this Thursday to explore this topic with Karen Wickre. Karen's enjoyed a long career in Silicon Valley, built a strong network of relationships, and lived a fulfilling life all while choosing to be single and not have kids.
10/8 The Keys To A Successful Marriage - Gain firsthand insight on what it takes to have a thriving marriage. Our Grand Guide Rebecca Young has been married for 39 years, and will share her perspective on successfully building a life and family together.
I'm grateful for our Grand community and all of your efforts fostering knowledge and wisdom. One of my favorite reads this week was shared by Grand Member Aanchal Dhar — A Couple in Chicago: A 1996 interview offering a unique glimpse into former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama's beautiful relationship.
As we grow The Grand, we're looking for hosts who are willing to offer their space for Grand Sessions. Do you have a cozy living room that can seat 8 people in San Francisco? We'd love for you to be a Grand Host. As a token of our appreciation, we'll gift you 3 months of complimentary Grand Sessions. Please reply directly if you’re interested, and thank you in advance for your contribution.