15 lessons on money and marriage from couples who have been married 10+ years

15 lessons on money and marriage from couples who have been married 10+ years

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15 lessons on money and marriage from couples who have been married 10+ years
We asked members of the IWT community who have been married at least 10 years (aka “forever” in Hollywood years) to share their #1 piece of financial advice for couples. Here’s what they said: 1. Make sure you have chemistry when it comes to money “Marry someone with the same values and everything else just works out. 27 years of marriage and we’re as strong as ever.” 2. Don’t try to change the other person “Do not attempt to change your spouse’s spending/savings habits. People rarely, if ever, change.” 3. Talk openly with each other about where you’re starting from financially   “I like the term financially naked. We were very upfront with each other from the beginning about what we had and how much we owed.” 4.  Understand one another’s money mindset “Understand where you both are on the spender-saver/nerd-free spirit quadrant. Play to each of your strengths and learn from each other.” 5. Talk about money — A LOT “Talk about money often. It should be a routine part of your relationship, and not a point of pride for one person or another.” 6. Have frequent money dates to stay on the same page “We meet each Sunday [...]
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