In fact, money is one of the biggest points of conflict among couples. Couples who argue even one time per week about money are 30% more likely to split up. Among married couples, money issues are the single biggest harbinger of divorce for men, and one of the two biggest (among sex) for women.
Do you and your partner disagree on spending? Are your comfort levels with credit balances different? Does one of you have more say than the other in what gets spent?
If so, it’s time to start having money conversations. Remember, money isn’t about money.
The single biggest way to solve money matters is to recognize what lies beneath, and to discuss your differences from a non-judgemental point of view.
Watch this video to learn what money is really about, and three ways to start effective money conversations.
After you have laid the groundwork, be sure to check out Money Matters: Solving Money Issues Part II for a more in-depth problem solving approach.
Let me know in the comments below how it goes!