12 Money Habits of Highly Effective Couples

Being a financially effective couple has nothing to do with being rich. It has to do with managing the money you have and allocating it effectively toward the things you value and want to do in life.

12 Money Habits of Highly Effective Couples

Understand You’ve Shared Vs. Personal Expenses

This can help you eliminate spending on some things you’re both paying for (it happens!) and get a sense of your actual shared bills to utilize your joint account better and start spending as a team. Get out a spreadsheet or pad and paper and start making a list of your shared and personal expenses.

Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses

Let’s face it; not everyone comes into a relationship with all the financial know-how. Rather than expect the more free-spirited person to become the master of spreadsheets, think about how they can best contribute to the financial relationship.

Understand Your Needs, Wants, and Goals

Couples that manage their incomes effectively juggle their short-term and long-term goals and allocate their paychecks into the near and distant future.

Learn Each Other’s Money Stories

Taking the time to learn each other’s money stories and how their attitudes developed over the years can help couples build intimacy and understanding. There are fun ways to learn each other’s money stories.

Set Up Monthly Money Dates

Conversations about money can be really stressful and end with fights and recriminations. A solution is to set up a monthly money date to soften the tough topics’ blow and make them more regular so that there are no jolts or surprises.

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