It’s often said that couples argue about money more than any other topic.
It seems that couples just can’t agree about money, except to say, “We don’t have enough of it.”
If you and your spouse or significant other are like most people, I’ll bet that each of you approaches money somewhat differently. No two people are alike, and attitudes about money can vary widely, even with people who are otherwise compatible.
Consider these questions:
My wife and I have been married for more than 25 years. We each have a different approach when it comes to money, but I think we’ve done a good job of understanding our different personalities and working together to make good financial decisions (most of the time).
What would happen if you and your significant other each took the little quiz above? Would your answers agree? Would you find room for further conversation?
Money conversations can be helpful, particularly when you’re not in the midst of a crisis or disagreement.
Being frugal was never a habit I had to work hard to learn; it came pretty naturally to me. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve seen more and more how money influences the decisions we make in life. I believe everyone has good ideas for reducing spending, saving money, or stretching dollars. I hope my blog posts will spark some ideas of your own.
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