Few people enjoy talking about money, and it's one of the most common arguments between couples. Financial planner Kelley C. Long suggests that a regular financial "date night" could improve your relationship with money and your partner.
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The Huffington Post describes Long's solution:
The best relationships Long knows of (including her own) involve regular "money dates." Long and her husband open a bottle of wine, pour modestly and sit down with a notebook. They discuss financial matters that relate to the everyday (i.e., where their money went last month) and the big picture (where they are on their goals, whether it's buying a home or saving for a vacation). Designating time to talk about money spares everyone the, "Honey, I know you just walked in the door, but I really think it's time we considered refinancing the home," fight.
The idea is that by having a set time to discuss finances, you can avoid little arguments that might crop up. You'll also be in better control of what happens with your money.
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