I recently wrote about divorce over at TheUnshakableMan.com, and with finances being one of the leading causes of divorce, if you do nothing else with your finances, you should at least do this…
By “this” I’m referring to agreeing on your finances. Something that I tell clients from time to time is that even if they do the opposite of what I recommend, it is crucial that they at least do it in unity with their spouse. Whether you are going the right or wrong way with your finances, you will be walking hand in hand with the one you love. Though I hate debt with a passion, the fact that a couple stays together because they agreed on something far outweighs the implications of the possible lack of wisdom in making the wrong decision in the first place.
One of the quickest ways to create communication with your spouse about your finances is to sit down and tell your money where to go before a new month begins. Basically this gives both of you a voice as to where the money should be going and it removes the guilt of spending any money because it has already been agreed that it can be spent. Need a little help? Check out this form.
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