Consider having a three-way. No, not like that. "Money talks may not be much fun, but they are truly one of the best investments you can make in your relationship," says Thakor. These talks can be tense, and if you can't seem to see eye-to-eye with your partner while setting shared goals or while addressing his financial cheating, you may need to seek help from a certified financial planner. Thakor recommends finding one through NAPFA.org or GarrettPlanningNetwork.com.
Hold each other accountable. "Full disclosure is always the best policy when it comes to relationships," says Thakor. However, she cautions that honesty really needs to become your ongoing policy. "I recommend that couples discuss financial goals, credit scores, what's owed, and what's earned at least once a year. Twice is even better. This way there are no surprises." The Frisky: Cash & Coupling: Why Marrying For Money Isn’t A Totally Bad Idea
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