How Does Money Management Affect Your Marriage?

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Think Glink Media

It's common for married couples to have conflicts about money, some say it's the greatest conflict in marriage. So how do you avoid conflict and make money management a priority in your marriage? On today's Equifax Finance blog, the director of education for eCredable tackles the issue with helpful tips on how to make a successful marriage.

It may be unlikely advice but the prevailing theme is that money needs to be an open, ongoing conversation within your relationship. When you decide you want to marry someone, you're also marrying their finances and financial habits. From understanding fiscal compatibility when dating to learning to budget as a couple in marriage, stress and success in your marriage can depend upon communication about money.

So when do you merge accounts? How do you decide when to retire? At the same time or separately? For 8 money management tips for building a successful marriage, read the full post.

 



Ilyce Glink is the author of several books, including 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask and Buy, Close, Move In!. She blogs about money and real estate at ThinkGlink.com, The Equifax Personal Finance Blogand CBS Moneywatch She is Chief Content Strategist at RealtyJoin.com, a community for real estate investors.

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Good information Ilyce.

It seems many couples would benifit from really discussing all the issues BEFORE getting married or even engaged!

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I couldn't agree more. It would save everyone a lot of grief if they didn't avoid subjects like finances.

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