May 2, 2016 sistatalks

Money and Marriage. How do you deal with it?

Well, let’s talk about money. Yes, money!

We can’t do without money, we work all day and all night for it. Some of us spend a lot of money every day, some of us don’t. The question is how do you manage and spend your money when you are married?

Money plays a big role in a relationship, especially when you are married. Bad financial situation can bring a lot of problems between you and your husband in your everyday life, while good financial situation can make your life much easier. All you need to do is to program and prioritize your needs.

We gathered some tips that can help you make a better “administration” of your money while you’re married:

1.  Talk about your financial issues.

You and your husband must be aware of your financial situation, so do not hesitate and start talking about your earnings. Remember the beginning of your relationship. You used to “guess” how much your man earned, but now you don’t have to do that. Just go ahead and ask him. Same for you, too. It is not bad to discuss about money. You both want the best of your common life, so start discussing whatever worries you.

2. Remember how you used to spend your money when you were single.

Your life was totally different when you were on your own. You had different spending habits, obligations, needs etc. Remember those days and talk about them. Find the pros and cons and apply them to your common life.

3. Do not keep any secrets regarding your money.

If you have any debt, for example, from before, just tell it. These issues are serious and should be solved, no matter when they happened.

4.  Try to cooperate with your mate and don’t be competitive.

The financial situation between a married couple is an issue that should be solved in common. Try to make decisions together and avoid being bossy or a “punisher”.

5.    Spend less than you earn.

A smart solution is to write down how much you spend and how much you earn. This way you will both see what you really need and what you don’t.

6.  Set goals.

Having plans in mind, for example going for vacations, it is an easy way to save money. This will make you spend less money in buying things that you would never use.

7.       If you have children, teach them the importance of money and how not to spend it for useless stuff.