Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Patty Moore of Working Mother Life.
For many couples, money is a major source of tension within a relationship.
In fact, in a 2017 survey, 49 percent of all respondents considered money to be the most critical and stressful factor in their relationship. Undoubtedly, problems with money can cause strain in a relationship. From arguing over having too little money to how money is spent, finances can play a major role in the health of a relationship.
That is why it is so critical for couples to work together and communicate in order to effectively work together as partners and to reach their financial goals. Talking openly and honestly about finances can not only help couples avoid many of the most common relationship stressors, but it can also help them plan for the future.
By working together to set financial goals, couples can achieve more by working in concert — instead of against each other. Here are some tips on how you can set financial goals with your spouse. [Read more…] about Financial Goal Setting With Your Spouse