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Tag: couples and money

Winning Financial Strategy Combines Strong Offense and Defense

Thirty years ago, jogging with a friend, I told him about the difficult time I was having financially. Even though my business’s earnings were very good, the profitability wasn’t where it needed to be. After listening to me for several miles, he said something I’ve...

Faux Financial Intimacy or Genuine Communication

Are you and your spouse truly aligned when it comes to finances? Do you rarely experience conflicts about money? If so, you might have financial intimacy in your relationship. This goes beyond merely sharing financial information. It involves both partners feeling...

How Much Money Secrecy Equals Financial Infidelity?

Do you keep secrets about your spending from your significant other? Research shows that 44% of partners do. Some money secrets within a coupleship are matters of privacy or convenience, while others cross a line into financial infidelity. A recent survey by...

Couples With Income Inequality, Part 2

Last week I described three common dynamics in couples where one partner is much wealthier than the other. Those are the “Funder and Beneficiary” where the wealthy partner pays for everything, the “Proportional Spenders” who contribute based on their income, and the...

When Couples Are Not Financial Equals

References to income and wealth inequality generally focus on how unevenly income and wealth are distributed throughout a population. The greater the gap between those at the top and the bottom, the more problematic it can be to the social health of a country. In a...