I want to thank everybody who is digging in and helping us with our latest research project! As many of you know, our next book and research study is investigating why couples fight or have tension about money, why they do or don’t talk about money, and so on. Essentially, it is all about what is underneath our responses to money. Why do some of us avoid talking about the budget? Why might I hypothetically have snuck in some bags from Target the other day, hoping Jeff didn’t see them – even though he knows I don’t go crazy with spending? And why is it that some couples actually enjoy talking about money? (Um, if that’s you, I want to interview you!)
We’re in the final research stretch, enlisting people to ask their friends, colleagues, activity groups, and neighbors to take test surveys (which, as always, are completely anonymous). This allows us to ensure the questions and answer choices are understandable before we pull the trigger on the main nationally-representative (and very expensive!) survey at the end of January. (Test survey-takers will be entered into drawings for gift cards; we’ll notify you by email and congratulate you on our Facebook page. We’ll also send a thank you to those who are arranging the test survey groups.)
So this is a big thank you to all of you who have been helping us! Whether you’ve organized a test or have taken a survey, you are an integral part in giving us feedback that will eventually help hundreds of thousands of marriages in the years to come.
And if anyone else in interested in helping set up survey groups, click here for more information. We’d love to have you be a part of the process!
Thank you again, friends. We couldn’t do this without you!