I was interviewed recently by Forbes.com contributor, Kathy Caprino on the subject of couples and money.
When I researched and wrote Smart Couples Finish Rich®, I found that money was consistently ranked the number one source of marital fighting and unhappiness.
Usually it happens because we marry our financial opposite. I often joke in my Smart Couples Finish Rich Seminars that people are born one of two ways. You’re either “born to spend” or “born to save,” and inevitably you fall in love with your opposite.
Couples always laugh when I say this but that’s because they know it’s true. The question then becomes, well what do you do about it? And most importantly, how do you resolve your financial fights without more fights?