5 Rules for a Financially Blissful Marriage

happy weddingIf there’s anything designed to ruin a marriage, it’s money. Not only could tension be created by the amount coming in, but there could be different money styles – a hoarder vs. a spender.

My husband and I, thankfully, have similar styles. He’s more of a tightwad than I am, but we can find the middle ground after a bit of discussion…OK, maybe a lot of discussion. But we’re talking and compromising, and eventually it makes us both financially content.

Come to an agreement

At the beginning of our marriage, we let almost a year go by before we actually had a talk about “our” money. There was trouble brewing. Among other things, what I spent on ho


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5 Responses to 5 Rules for a Financially Blissful Marriage

  1. Hilary says:

    I hope you have something you feel that you can spend on! It looks like your husband has fishing but you have nothing equivalent…

  2. Dana says:

    I really loved your rules. My husband and I talked about money prior to getting married. We actually already had a draft plan done before the wedding. We also share the responsibility of finances and never hide purchases. After 12 years of marriage, I can count on one hand how many times we’ve argued over money. I recently did a post on two different experiences with money before marriage.

  3. Beatriz says:

    Your rules are great! We’ve been married 25 years and never had an argument about money but we just got lucky, because we never had the money discussion before marrying.
    One indication that we were both cautious spenders, though,, was that our entire wedding only cost $600 (this was back in 1983) and we used coupons for the cake, invitations and flowers! Begin as you mean to continue, I say!

  4. ThiNg says:

    I can’t believe how many couples still get married without knowing their partner’s financial habits.

    One of the biggest factors in your accumulation of wealth is the person you choose to be your spouse.

    I fell in love at first sight, and I married the girl (proposed the night we met). But, I still vetted her financial planning and would’ve called it off if we were on different tangents.

    Marriage is not one ceremony, or one year. It’s a life long committment. Money is the same thing, not one budget, but a lifetime committment. Why marry someone you will fight with all of your life?

    Would a PETA member marry a fur trapper? Compatibility is huge! Make your rules and present them to your significant other BEFORE you get married. Then watch their response…

  5. Karthik says:

    These rules that you have mentioned looked great! Thanks for recommending such a good advice in this blog.

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