Share your views on money before you vow to stay together 'for richer or poorer.'
No one needs to know you started pinning ideas for the wedding after your second date. Planning is a good thing!
Although money matters aren't nearly as fun as picking out the theme, the colors, the cake flavor or the wedding gown, discussing your philosophies on budgeting is just as important as anything else you plan for your married life ahead. An alarming number of couples eventually break up over money. (Don't be one of them!)
We've compiled a handy list of 20 questions to help you discuss your personal financial history, your individual approach to money and your hopes for the future related to money. Here are a few to get you started:
1. How did your parents spend money?
2. What mistakes have you made with money?
3. Do you track your spending and saving?
4. What stresses you out when it comes to money?
5. What are your Primary and Secondary Money Personalities?
It doesn't have to be boring. On your next date night, make plans to meet somewhere new—a rooftop, the lake, the new lounge downtown—but take some time to hear what your significant other has to say about money. If you're not sure about your Primary and Secondary Money Personalities, take ten minutes and find out with our free, scientific Money Personality Quiz.
You know you're curve-breakers. Understand how you both approach money and you will join the ranks of those happy couples who discuss, compromise and agree on money matters.
The Money Couple®
Scott & Bethany Palmer
Creators of The 5 Money Personalities™
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