Couples Are Terrible at Managing Money Together. Here’s How to Fix That

Let’s face it: relationships are hard. Regardless of how much you love your significant other, you still have to wade through arguments and make numerous compromises to coexist and cohabit with them. (If you don’t, then good luck, I guess.)

Even though you and your s.o. might be on the same page about damn near everything, chances are that both of you might not have the best grasp on each other’s finances. When it comes to talking about money, many couples avoid talking about their financial situation in the first place. This is the absolute worst thing you can do, and it could even put your future as a couple in jeopardy.

That’s why Farnoosh Torabi, host of the So Money podcast, recently spoke to Business Insider about why and how couples should communicate about finances. What she revealed is something that could save you from a future financial headache.

If you and your significant talk about your finances, you’ll have a much easier time planning for the future. If you don’t talk about finances, you could be in for some nasty surprises in the future, some of which could shake the foundation of your relationship. Just do yourself a favor and find a gentle, not-so-hostile way of bringing it up…or you’re in for a bad time.

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