Couples Should Know the State of Their Finances

Personal Finance for Couples: 5 Things Both Partners Need to Know

In many marriages, only one-half of the couple manages the finances. While delegation of duties may be a time management issue, it can be a problem when something happens to the marriage or the spouse who handles the money. Couples should be on an equal playing field when it comes to their finances.

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Improve Your Spouse's Credit Score

How to (Peacefully) Improve Your Spouse’s Credit Score

Marriage often joins two very different people together: introverts and extroverts, frugal and spend-thrift, good credit and bad credit. Consequently, happy marriages are typically the result of blending the best of the two into a stronger one. Improving your combined personal finances is no exception.

Credit reports are a big piece of that new combined financial picture. They will impact major financial decisions all newlyweds have to make: renting or buying a home, purchasing a new car, maybe even getting a new job. Find out how to peacefully improve your spouse’s credit score for a better shot at marital bliss and the best deals on life’s largest purchases.

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How to Handle Conflicts about Money with Your Partner

Managing Money Disagreements in Your Relationship

Disputes about money are cited as one of the leading causes of divorce, so if you’re in a committed relationship, learning to manage those disagreements is important. Deciding where to spend (or not to spend) your cash can be emotionally charged, so before you bring up the subject, make sure you’re in the right frame of mind. The goal is to compromise so that both of you walk away happy.

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Couples Who Do Bills Together, Stay Together

How to Have a Healthy Relationship with Your Spouse and Money

Money disagreements are a leading cause of divorce. When couples have different ideas about how to spend, save and prioritize their financial lives, or when they struggle to communicate about their stresses, hopes and fears about money, the relationship often suffers. How are you and your partner navigating your financial relationship, as well as your personal relationship? Here are a few ideas to consider as you work to create a happier home and a financially healthier life together.

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