Love And Money: How Financially Compatible Are You? In today’s blog post I want to touch on the subject of finances when it comes to relationships. Firstly I’ll be sharing different ways for you to know and point out whether you and your partner are financially compatible.
I haven’t written many posts on the topic of money and relationships on this blog, but I’ve decided to take the bull by the horn and speak on the topic. Valentine’s Day is a couple of days away and if you’re stuck on gift ideas for your significant other, you can check out this article where I share 8 great valentine’s gift ideas that won’t cost you a penny.
In today’s blog post I want to touch on the subject of finances when it comes to relationships. Firstly I’ll be sharing different ways for you to know and point out whether you and your partner are financially compatible. Financial red flags for you to look out for in a relationship and lastly I’ll share questions for you to ask your partner when you’re dating to how financially compatible you really are.
Here are a few ways that you can know if you and your partner are financially compatible.
If someone shows you their true colours, believe them. It’s important that you don’t ignore any red flags when it comes to money in a relationship. Ignoring them will eventually come back to bite you where the sun doesn’t shine. If you see any of these red flags in your partner, don’t ignore them. Marriage will not eliminate them it will illuminate them. Here are some red flags to look out for:
I think a lot of issues in relationships when it comes to money occur because of a lack of communication about the subject. It’s a taboo topic to discuss but it can quickly become a huge elephant in the room if not tackled head-on.
I’ve written a list of some questions to ask your partner so that you can get the conversation about money started. Hopefully, it will help start the dialogue and the conversation can flow organically from there.
When to ask these questions is totally up to you. Some people are comfortable asking these questions within the first few dates, while for others it may take longer to pluck up the courage to go there. The main thing is to ensure you have these conversations at some point in time and preferably before you say I do.
Here are 9 questions that I think are great to ask. Leave a comment in the comments section below if there are any other questions that you think should be included in this list.
I hope you found this article interesting and insightful. Let me know in the comments section below what you think of the points raised in the article.
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