Do you find yourself arguing with your spouse about money? If so, you are not alone. Every couple will argue about money at some point during their marriage. I recently looked at several articles that listed the top reasons that couples are getting divorced. In many of these articles, financial issues were the #1 reason. If it wasn’t the top reason, it was usually in the top 2 or 3.
My wife and I have been married for over 16 years and I can’t count the number of arguments that we have had about money. I recently asked her what she thought caused those arguments to start. All of her reasons pointed back to one word – COMMUNICATION. The less we communicated, the more we argued when it came to money issues.
When couples don’t communicate, fights about money seem to happen way to often. If couples can communicate about money, they can communicate about anything. Getting control of your finances will change your life and marriage.
Below are 5 things you can do right now to help you and your spouse with your finances.
1. Set some goals with your spouse and review them regularly.
2. Create a plan that accomplishes those goals.
3. Be open and honest.
4. Be a good listener.
5. Don’t be judgmental.
As a financial coach, I love helping couples get a plan for every check. This will help simplify your finances and eliminate the financial stress in your life.
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