Did you know money is the number one issue couples fight about? When it comes to marital problems, money fights are the second leading cause of divorce, behind infidelity. Below are some tips that can help you prevent money from damaging your relationship.

Set goals together 

Achieving goals together is one thing that could make a strong foundation for couples, setting financial goals works by helping you track your finances. These goals will outline your saving plan, spending, and investment which ensures there is no misuse of funds in your relationship.

Draw a budget 

In managing your finances, setting a budget is important, a budget will help both of you to be open about your money. When you manage your finances wisely together, you will be able to achieve the goals you have set together and the failure to achieve goals is one element that can ruin a marriage by causing conflicts.

No secrets 

When you have to make finance-related decisions, deliberate with your partner and come into an agreement. Involving your partner will not only show them you trust them but can also prevent you from making financial mistakes.

Tackle debts together 

You may need to take loans from time to time to solve emergencies. When things like this come up, involve your partner in choosing the loan to take, etc and after obtaining the loan, make sure you both help towards clearning the debt.

Talk about it 

Communication is key to the success of any relationship, you should talk with your partner about any money-related issues and when you feel your partner is overspending, don’t wait until its too late to rectify, point it out as early as possible and do it respectfully.



Article published by Shiva Saberi on LinkedIn on 7th September 2020

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