Valentines Day is around the corner! Let’s make sure everything is working smoothly in your bank account so that everything works smoothly in your bed! (Yes, they are related.)
I can’t think of even one couple who hasn’t had issues surrounding money. There’s no avoiding the issues that money brings into a relationship, so the answer is actually pretty simple (not easy, simple):
TALK ABOUT MONEY!
This week’s challenge: Have a Money Date with your partner, spouse, or your teddy bear*.
What you talk about is up to you. Here’s just a couple suggestions to get things rolling:
- Your feelings: I would start here. Forget the budget for a minute, how are you both feeling about your finances?
- Your monthly budget: Are you both agreeing on how you are spending your money?
- Your five-year plan: Debt, dreams, savings, investing, kids. Creating a five-year plan together is really helpful to get these money talks rolling in the right direction.
Let’s get this done before Valentines Day so you can focus on things that are much more sexy.
Let us know how it goes and give us your best tips for managing your money together as a couple.
*We didn’t want to leave all you singles out of the conversation… bonus points for anyone who takes a pic with their bear or dog or cat! Or more seriously, grab a friend and you guys can be money accountability buddies.