If you and your spouse or significant other don’t see eye-to-eye over money issues lately, you’re not alone. According to PayPal’s Can’t Buy Me Love survey, a growing number of couples are experiencing financial disagreements amid the current economic downturn. In fact, for the third year running, money — not in-laws, not kids, and not even sex — is the biggest cause of fighting in relationships.
Even with falling home prices, foreclosures, a shaky stock market and a sharp rise in layoffs, you can still achieve financial harmony in your relationship — especially ahead of Valentine’s Day.
So instead of focusing just on all the doom and gloom, over the next five days I will offer 10 tips for surviving and thriving in love and in money, through this recession and beyond.
All I ask of you as you read each tip, is to vow not to let money issues come between you and your partner, or your future partner, if you’re currently single.
By following the tips I present, you’ll decrease financial stress, increase intimacy, and promote better economic well-being for yourself and the one you love.