Whether you are married, single, or somewhere in between, you can’t depend on Prince Charming. No marriage lasts forever, and many women never marry at all. As a result, you are likely to be handling money on your own for most of your adult life. So what’s a gal to do? Taking responsibility is the [...]
Money Zone: Couples and Money
The last thing many women want to talk about when they fall in love is money, yet it’s one of the most important things you can do. How people handle money is influenced by a variety factors, including their parents’ attitudes about money and whether they grew up rich, poor or middle class. For some people, money is a measure of their self-worth whereas others see it as a means of security. Discuss how you each feel about money so you’ll be better able to compromise on how money is handled in your household. Take our quiz to help pinpoint areas where you and your partner may be facing specific challenges.
Download this Quiz (PDF) Love may be blind, but marriage is a real eye-opener. For a marriage to succeed, both partners must work together financially as well as emotionally, rather than competing against each other. What’s the answer? Repeat after us: communicate, communicate, communicate. Talk openly and frequently about your finances. Here’s a quiz to help [...]