5 Powerful Tips to Talk About Money With Your Partner Without Fighting


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  1. For us, dreaming was the key to getting on the same page and starting our debt-free journey. In the year before we got serious about our finances, Alyssa and I had our fair share of money fights, generally starting with “why do you spend so much on ____”. Nobody wants to feel like they’re the problem half in a relationship, and depending on the way you approach the discussion, that might be how it sounds. Start by talking about the future you see with your partner, and talk about what it will take to get to that future sooner. We both wanted to own a home and have dogs, but we couldn’t afford to do either despite earning great money. Since we’ve been working as a team, we live on half of our income and the rest goes to debt payments; we’re on pace to have paid $25,000 by the end of June, 6 months after we started!

    • Hero says:

      That’s incredible progress, Ryan. To transition from somewhat frequent fights to coming together around shared goals is a huge victory. Thanks for sharing your story!

  2. My husband used to have NO interest in money whatsoever (and, neither did I). I started learning about money because I wanted to get out of a crappy job I was in and stop going further into debt.
    I was able to get my husband on board by focusing on our shared goals – i.e., building a house someday. He’s still not as nerdy about money as me, but now he surprises me and thinks of other ways we can save money and knock out all the money obstacles between us and our goals!

  3. Oh gosh, this is tough. It’s soooo important to talk about money if you have combined finances. Period. If your partner gets upset when you talk about money, make sure you’re not the one causing the problem! Language choices and tone make a huge difference.

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