Valentine day dating 2 months
“My spatula broke and I need to buy a new one (pauses; frowns). However, this exchange is a perfect example of how my husband and I communicate about our money and the shared responsibility we have for ensuring that our finances are in order. If you have a partner or a spouse, you have GOT to find a way to get on the same financial page.
we did discuss the color of the spatula, so more intrigue there! Terrible way to start off this section, I agree, but I figured we should begin with the bad news.
If you feel like you need to start at the very, very beginning with your partner, sign-up to take my free Uber Frugal Month Challenge together.
That’ll get you talking about money in a non-confrontational, productive way.
has an article, 13 Questions To Ask Before Getting Married, and a whopping THREE of these thirteen questions relate (in some way) to MONEY!
I was not at all surprised when I read this, although I would’ve added a few more money questions.
Did you grow up feeling financially secure, constantly worried about money, or totally unaware of its role in your life?
Over the years of working with many of you through Frugalwoods, and reading lots of behavioral economics theory, I’ve come to understand the profound role our upbringings play in shaping how we view money.
Be precise in your goal-setting and be brutally honest with each other.When we set longterm life goals, such a buying a house, or going on vacation, or moving to a new town, or having children, or pursuing a career we’re passionate about, we’re really setting goals for how we want to use our money.With a partner/spouse, these goals are magnified in the sense that now two people must buy in and two people must be aligned in how their spending and savings will make these dreams reality.) does not constitute a significant purchase, but it’s illustrative of the way in which we consider our money to be shared and our decision-making to be similarly shared. And the way in which we manage, or don’t manage, our money will dictate the type of life we have.As it’s Valentine’s Day week, it only feels right to delve into the steamy, thorny topic of relationships and money!! Yes indeed, I specialize in bringing up THE MOST controversial issues and then combining them all into one post. Life is not all about money, but life is largely facilitated and made possible through judicious use of money.