What if I told you that you could significantly improve your chances of hitting those #relationshipgoals? That as little as an hour each month could help you avoid the number one reason most couples get divorced? Would you be game to try it out? Bring out the candles, uncork the wine, and ready your calculators because we’re going to have ourselves a money date.
What’s a money date, you ask? It’s a date where you talk about the kind of life you want to live and how you’re going after it. Some couples like to host them monthly and deep dive into their finances, while others have shorter sessions each week. Whatever your style, pick one and get started.
The truth is, the earlier you start talking about money in your relationship, the easier it gets. But because of the regularity of money dates, a good rule of thumb is to start them once you’re living together. You’ve got enough shared expenses at this point, and enough opportunities to piss each other off if your money habits are really misaligned. These dates create space for you to bring those differences up in a open and honest way.
There are so many aspects of managing money — making it, investing it, tracking it, sharing it, and on and on. It can all get a little overwhelming. But before you succumb to money avoidance, here are six tools that promise to make your life easier.READ MORE
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