I'm a firm believer that it's important to be open and honest about money. In the past, talking about things like how much you make or the debt you're dealing with may have been taboo, but being transparent and able to discuss these things is actually really important. It's not easy to negotiate a salary or a raise when you have no idea what your peers in your field are making, for example, and if you're dealing with debt you might be missing out on options that could help you repay it more easily simply by not talking about it. And in many cases, not only is the discussion not happening, but the education people need simply isn't there.
from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/9-people-reveal-the-biggest-money-mistake-they-ever-made-247638