12 Money Habits  Of Highly Effective Couples

Here are 12 habits that can help you become one of those couples that “have it together” when it comes to their money — and tips on how to get there.

This can help you eliminate spending on some things you’re both paying for and get a sense of your actual shared bills to utilize your joint account better and start spending as a team.

Understand Shared Vs. Personal Expenses

Know Your Strengths And Weaknesses

It’s important to take personalities and habits into consideration when assigning tasks and roles.

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Understand Your Needs, Wants, And Goals

By creating buckets, for example, using the 50/30/20 rule, you can start effectively planning with your money rather than just saving and spending sporadically.

Learn Each Other’s Money Stories

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Taking the time to learn each other’s money stories and how their attitudes developed over the years can help couples build intimacy and understanding.

Set Up Monthly Money Dates

A solution is to set up a monthly money date to soften the tough topics’ blow and make them more regular so that there are no jolts or surprises.

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