Let's Talk About It

Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue

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One of the biggest bridges that couples may have to cross in their relationships has to do with finances. Sometimes there is one person that likes to spend more than the other, and it can make it difficult to budget. It is important to sit down with your significant other and talk about bills and other necessities and make a plan. Doing this can help prevent future arguments on where the money is spent.

Budgeting is a priority in any relationship. This can help a couple understand where their money is going and what they need in order to meet their living expenses. It is necessary to add up both of your incomes and divvy out the expenditures of housing, utilities, groceries, and gas. This can give you a better idea as to where you stand financially and if there are any changes that need to be made.

By being open with your finances, you may find that it is easier to meet your monthly expenses, which may create less stress and lower the chance of fighting on this topic. This can also help the two of you create a date night budget or a budget for entertainment, so you can enjoy time together.

Though money isn't the most exciting topic to discuss, it is an important one. Communicating about finances can help the two of you bond in a way that you haven't before and give both of you a voice as to how you want to spend your money. So, don't wait until the last minute to talk about finances. Do it right away. You might just avoid issues that you never knew you would have.

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