Here’s a surefire way to keep the romance in your relationship: Light the candles. Uncork the wine. Pull up a spreadsheet on your laptop and figure out a budget.
Or how about this? Snuggle on the sofa. Surf travel sites. Discover you’ve both always wanted to see the seashore in the Seychelles. Put the money in an emergency savings fund instead.
You get the point. Financial planning may not be sexy, but nothing drains romance from a relationship like money worries.1Research shows nearly 80 percent of working Americans are seriously stressed about finances — even two-income households pulling in “good” money. Rather than travel down that fraught road together, here are five steps couples can take to ease the strain and become more confident about their financial future.
When it comes to the financial side of a successful relationship, nothing is more romantic than making sure you and your partner are on track — and on the same page — to realize your life goals, meet your obligations and protect your family and assets.
2. The Guardian Study of Financial and Emotional Confidence™ 2017
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