Financial management is often a source of conflict for couples, causing tension when there isn’t enough, when it isn’t allocated correctly, and when there are different ideas surrounding its purpose.
Understanding how you and your partner relate to money – and how that in turn impacts your relationship – by asking “Why?” Ask to understand, not to judge yourself or your partner.
- Consider the future. The length of a short term goal is typically six months to one year, while the length of a long term goal is one to five years.
- What is your plan for how you will financially prepare for new phases in your life together (children, retirement)?
- In what ways will a new phase of life have financial implications?
- What are your and your partner’s ideas around inheritance and estate planning?
If you and your partner ever feel overwhelmed by your results or the ensuing discussion, we encourage you to seek out professional support. Call us.
Consider taking an assessment or working through our Discussion Guide for Couples... that's a great place to start! Tune in for more tips next week.
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