It's common for married couples to have conflicts about money, some say it's the greatest conflict in marriage. So how do you avoid conflict and make money management a priority in your marriage? On today's Equifax Finance blog, the director of education for eCredable tackles the issue with helpful tips on how to make a successful marriage.
It may be unlikely advice but the prevailing theme is that money needs to be an open, ongoing conversation within your relationship. When you decide you want to marry someone, you're also marrying their finances and financial habits. From understanding fiscal compatibility when dating to learning to budget as a couple in marriage, stress and success in your marriage can depend upon communication about money.
Ilyce Glink is the author of several books, including 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask and Buy, Close, Move In!. She blogs about money and real estate at ThinkGlink.com, The Equifax Personal Finance Blogand CBS Moneywatch She is Chief Content Strategist at RealtyJoin.com, a community for real estate investors.