It seems like an obvious question – but to get behind what money really means to ordinary people it is important to forget the usual questions you may be asked about money – by your Bank Manager, for instance, or Financial Adviser (who usually want to sell you something!)

We spoke to a psychologist who’d been involved in research looking in to how real people deal with money in the real world.  He reminded us that we’re a social species and often view the world through the lens of relationships because decisions about money are invariably based on emotions and trust rather than cold facts and logic. We asked him for some examples – and here they are.

Do any of these stories ring any bells?  Feel free to tell us how you’d describe your relationship with money.

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