With all kinds of love, hearts, and chocolates in the air this month, we wanted to focus on money issues that are happening in bedrooms all over the world. After all, kisses may be the language of love, but money still does the talking.
It is astounding how many couple’s get into bed with someone that they don’t even know…financially speaking, that is. Although, it’s really no surprise that financial secrets have led to the destruction of so many marriages when you consider that a large part of today’s society views financial
infidelity as being just as harmful as sexual infidelity.
In a recent study, 36% of men and 40% of women confess that they had at one time or another lied to their spouse about the price of something they bought or outright side-stepped a purchase all together. And it doesn’t stop there. Hidden bank accounts, credit cards, loans from their 401K’s, collections, even taking out home equity loans without telling their partner in life are all contributors that have led to financial tensions in so many relationships. Not only can hiding purchases be bad for a couple’s emotional relationship, it can also lead couples down the wrong path financially and in the opposite direction of their snowball.
TO HAVE AND TO HIDE
It’s proven that those that make the time to talk about their finances as a couple, embrace each other’s pasts, and work together to develop a strategy that works for both, find the best financial success over those that ignore issues and let them build to unsurmountable proportions. Those that dream together AND take individual responsibility (i.e. stop blaming) find that amazing things start to happen. Shared success in the relationship not only in the financial realm, but other pursuits as well!
'TIL DEBT DO WE PART
Work with your partner in life and find a renewed sense of drive and determination as you strive together to live the life that you dream of… and deserve.