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Talking about Money with Your Spouse

It’s time to start talking about money with your spouse

Talking about money a spouse is never easy. That’s why we’re sharing five tips to help you start talking about money with your spouse. Plus, we made this super-helpful tool to help guide your conversation.

Talking about money doesn’t have to suck

Talking about money can feel like a pain. On the other hand, it’s important to be on the same money page with your S.O. So, how do you broach the subject with a significant other who’s resistant to talk about money?

Today, we’re sharing five unique tactics to initiate the money convo. We explain how to soften and even liven up the money discussion. We offer insight on the value of being vulnerable and focusing on shared hopes and dreams.

Finally, we cover the strategy of sharing your feelings and concerns with the intent to find a solution for yourself. Get the many benefits of having an open, honest conversation about money with your spouse—and learn how working on your finances together leads to better sex!

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Tip #1—Soften the money discussion

  • Blame Debt Free Guys
  • Bring up in a public place

Tip #2—Focus on the fun stuff

  • Discuss what future life looks like
  • Create a plan to achieve hopes & dreams

Tip #3—Expose your vulnerability first

  • May not be proud of their money situation
  • Be honest to receive honesty in return

Tip #4—Focus on your feelings first

  • ‘I’m concerned about…’
  • Intent to find a solution for self

Tip #5—Initiate conversation in small bits

  • Consider one-off questions, texts
  • Leads to a longer discussion later

The benefits of open conversation about money

    • Relieves financial stress
  • Grows relationship

Resources for talking about money with your spouse

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