Let’s face it, “The financial talk” is something that we all dread. If you’re anything like me, you would much rather go about your relationship(s) without even discussing the topic of money. And then there is that awkward question, ‘Who’s going to pay this time?’ But- it’s inevitable.
Whether you’re dating, engaged, or married, it’s a good idea to be open about your financial situation, share your financial goals, and start talking about your spending habits. It’s only a matter of time before one of you brings it up, and it’s best to be prepared- so that you don’t say the wrong thing.
Although I work in the financial sector, I am far from perfect when it comes to fine-tuning my accounts. That being said, I have a slight obsession with TJ Maxx. But that’s okay! (Right?) And I’m sure there are elements within your own financial life that are less than perfect, and that’s okay, too.
What’s not okay- is keeping these financial glitches from your significant other. Moneyunder30 provides a variety of helpful tips for couples who talk finance, and out of those tips, there are 5 you should always keep in mind: