12 Money Habits of Highly Effective Couples

First comes love, then comes commitment, then comes financial partnership.

Individuals who come into a relationship with solid money habits have an advantage,

but to make love work,

it’s essential to merge skills to make the most of dual incomes and hit shared goals and dreams.

Being a financially effective couple has nothing to do with being rich.

Here are 11 habits that can help you become one of those couples that “have it together” when it comes to their money.

Understand You’ve Shared Vs. Personal Expenses

This can help you eliminate spending on some things you’re both paying for and get a sense of your actual shared bills.

Let’s face it; not everyone comes into a relationship with all the financial know-how.

Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses

For example, using the 50/30/20 rule, you can start effectively planning with your money.

Understand Your Needs, Wants, and Goals

Your money story explains who you are financially and how you got there (and where you want to be in the future).

Learn Each Other’s Money Stories

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