Staying on Track

Five Tips to Help Couples Talk About Money

Money discussions can affect your relationship, especially if you put those talks off too long. You and your partner need to get on the same page and talk honestly—and regularly —about finances.

Researchers find that arguments about money often foretell divorce and are more intense than couples’ fights over other subjects. When arguing about money, couples use harsher language with each other, and the arguments usually last longer.

Understanding the Red Flags
Be aware of the signs that you and your partner need a financial conversation—and soon:

If you’re unsure how to start a conversation, use these tips to keep your talk positive: