- Why talk money?
- Who should get involved?
- Guides to help start the conversation
- How to get your organisation involved
- The story so far
- Find out more
Talk Money Week is an annual campaign to get the nation talking about money. Talk Money Week 2020 will take place on 9-13 November.
Join the conversation on social media at the hashtag #TalkMoney.
Each November we encourage the UK to talk about managing money – from pocket money right through to pensions – and celebrate the work done by thousands of organisations to build financial wellbeing across the country.
The week provides a platform to have a conversation about money between families and friends, at work or at school or any other walk of life. Our goal is to turn talking about money from one of the UK’s least favourite topics into something commonplace.
Why talk money?
Talking openly about money is vitally important for our health, wealth and relationships. The effect of Covid-19 has made it more important than ever to start conversations about money.
Research shows that people who talk about money:
- make better and less risky financial decisions
- have stronger personal relationships
- help their children form good lifetime money habits
- feel less stressed or anxious and more in control.
Building money conversations into our everyday lives also helps us build financial confidence and resilience to face whatever the future throws at us.
If we’re not prepared, we can struggle to cope when an income shock happens or a life event changes everything.
Who should get involved?
Talk Money Week is a great opportunity to join, start or lead the conversation. It’s for anyone who wants to manage money better, or any organisation working to help people deal with money matters. Organisations can also use the week to learn more about financial wellbeing and what it might mean for them and their customers.
Guides to help start the conversation
Use our guides on how to start conversations about money, or give us a call on our helplines.
- How to talk about money
- Talking about money with yourself
- Talking to your partner about money
- Talking with friends about money
- Talking to your children about money
- Talking with older people about money
- Money problems and poor mental wellbeing
- Protecting against financial abuse
How to get your organisation involved
Making the business case
Organisations can use this week as an opportunity to:
- demonstrate commitment to improving financial wellbeing in the UK
- join a movement focussed on improving outcomes for consumers
- connect and learn from what other organisations are doing in this space.
How we support your organisation
We provide organisations with a participation pack full of ideas and branded resources to help them get involved and host their own activities for employees and customers.
Our stakeholders have really run with it, and use our resources to make the week their own.
Activities you can do
- put on events for their customers or employees
- pointed their customers to our services
- joined the conversation on social media, and
- published their own blogs and press releases on the benefits of having a conversation about money and pensions.
Through the week, we want to encourage more people to take action to improve their own financial wellbeing and the financial wellbeing of those around them – whether through accessing free debt advice, saving regularly, seeking out financial education or relying less on credit for everyday spending.
The story so far
Started in 2016, this campaign has continued to grow each year. Hundreds of organisations in a variety of sectors – from HR to health, housing and beyond – take the opportunity to talk with their customers and employees about financial wellbeing.
Talk Money Conference
View the videos from our 2018 Talk Money Conference, including: