An important part of getting engaged and preparing for marriage is talking about how you will handle finances as a couple. Studies have shown that money is one of the most common things that couples argue about. We all have beliefs about money and strategies for managing our finances before entering into a relationship, and those beliefs and strategies don’t always align.
These differing views about money can lead to disagreements and arguments in our relationships, so it is important to make sure we work through our differences before getting engaged. By talking about how you and your partner will approach money and finances in your relationship before getting engaged, you will be more prepared to have tough conversations and handle challenges related to money during marriage.
Read more: Navigating Finances as a Couple.
Other HRI resources to help you and your partner build a solid financial foundation:
Complete the free HRI course on Money, Stress, & Couple Relationships.
Watch the HRI Relationship Booster on Couples & Money.