The Monthly Budget Date: How to Talk About Money With Your Spouse

The Monthly Budget Date: How to Talk About Money With Your Spouse

Ever experience one of those moments in marriage that really catches you off guard? The moment when the person you’re most comfortable with sets your heart aflutter even though you know them so well. And out of nowhere you get sweaty palms and your words don’t come out right.

Oh yes, you’ve got butterflies—the budgeting butterflies. Do you ever get those? There’s a nervous excitement that happens when talking about money with your spouse. And hey, that’s normal.

Still, we think it’s worth pushing through the awkwardness. A recent study found that couples are happier when they discuss money on a regular basis.¹

One of the best ways to make budgeting a normal topic of conversation in your home is to incorporate it into a date night. We’ll show you how!

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4 Tips to Avoid Money Fights

4 Tips to Avoid Money Fights

Sometimes budgeting in a marriage can feel like a game of tug-of-war.

You want one thing and your spouse wants another. If you pull against each other, both of you—and your money—could end up in a tangled pile. And that won’t get you anywhere financially. In order to succeed with money, you both need to get on the same side of that rope.

It starts with you and your spouse understanding each other’s views about money. When you know what the other person wants and work together toward those goals, your money conversations change. You fight less. You smile more. You trust each other on a new level.

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How to Balance Savers and Spenders | EveryDollar

How to Balance Savers and Spenders | EveryDollar

When it comes to budgeting, two can quickly turn into a crowd. That’s because some of us like to save our pennies, while others prefer to spend every last dime. And let’s face it—sometimes it feels impossible to convince the other person to change the way they look at money!

But even if your spouse has different money habits than you, there’s room for both of you in an EveryDollar budget. Savers get a sense of control and spenders get permission to buy without guilt. Both parties win!

Here’s how savers and spenders can keep the peace while balancing the family budget:

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