Invest, learn and grow together: Financial planning for couples
Learning to communicate about finance is an important part of a successful relationship. Newlyweds or couples deepening their relationship can save themselves a lot of stress and misery if they learn to talk about money.
It is important to take time to schedule a date bi-weekly or monthly to talk about expenses and budgeting. It is a time where you can check in on progress toward goals and which areas could use a shift. Talk about pain points: Maybe you’re spending more than you planned on dining out. Think of a few strategies to cut costs, such as ditching appetizers or eating out less frequently.
Discussing spending habits isn’t about being right or wrong. It isn’t an issue of I win, you lose. It is simply an issue of working together for the common good of the family and the relationship.