1. Teamwork – “My-Money, Your-Money” Mentality Has to Go
Teamwork. You have to adopt a team mentality in all facets of marriage, and even more so in your finances. No team can win a game if only one player is doing all of the work
2. Communication – Talk about Everything
Communication. You have to be able to talk to your spouse about everything surrounding your finances. Is there a big purchase you need to make, like a new appliance or home repair? Talk about it together before a decision is made.
3. Honesty – Truly is the Best Policy
Honesty. No good can come from lying to your spouse about money or hiding things from them. Honesty truly is the best policy.
By putting the themes of teamwork, communication, and honesty into the financial aspect of your marriage, you are taking great steps to ensure your success as a couple. Do what you can today to work together to control your money and not let it control you!