Not every couple fights about money, but a lot of them do. Psychotherapist and relationship expert Kimberly Moffit said these financial tips could benefit couples, according to CTV.
A couple should find out before they get married if they're financially compatible. They should find out if they view, save and spend money in a similar way.
Money is an issue with the potential to cause greater problems. If one person is a big spender, and the other is a saver, it might be one of those deal-breaking issues.
Some girls might like mysterious guys, but secretive and mysterious financial activity isn't a good idea for couples sharing finances.
People should avoid hiding debts from their significant other. Having a secret private account and hiding money can break the trust in a relationship. Once that happens, it can be impossible regain.
Not respecting the way you handle your financial decisions, asking you to help pay down his/her previous debts, or having large amounts of debt, are all warning signs that should get special attention and consideration.
These can present problems in the future. One should look at such warning signs and think about what the future for the relationship will look like. If something just doesn't feel right, it probably isn't.
Being in line with your partner on the budget and other financial goals, is very important because in this day and age, both of the people in the relationship are involved in financial decisions.
A couple should communicate these goals with one another.
Getting a prenuptial might not seem like the most romantic thing to talk about in a relationship, but with divorce being so prevalent in society, couples should give it some thought. Especially in situations where both people already have established careers. A prenup protects both people in the relationship.
If you have an inheritance, assets, or a business, that you obtained before marriage, a prenup will protect these in the ugly event of a divorce.
Visiting a marriage counselor or a married couple can help a couple set financial goals and make important financial decisions before any problems arise.