Marriage and Money – A Couples Guide to Managing Money & Finding Financial Bliss

August 21, 2008

Money is one of the leading causes for martial problems and ultimately for divorce.  Although money can’t make you happy, it can certainly make you miserable, especially when you have to manage it along with your spouse.

Couples that can learn how to manage their money together have a much better chance for a successful and enjoyable marriage.  There’s a lot that goes into the finances of a married couple; over the coming days we’re going to take a look at some of the key elements that can contribute to financial bliss.  We’ll start off by looking at ways to save money on the first step of marriage, the expensive wedding ritual.  Then we’ll move on to managing finances as a couple.  Below are some of the topics we’ll cover:

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Ben Edwards, the founder of Money Smart Life, saved up enough to buy a Nintendo back when he was 12 years old. When he used the money to buy shares of Wal-Mart stock instead, he knew he wasn't like the other kids... His addiction to personal finance has paid off for his family and now he's helping you to afford the life that you want. Check him out on the web at Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.

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11 Responses to Marriage and Money – A Couples Guide to Managing Money & Finding Financial Bliss

  • mick grant

    Financial aspect really matters a lot for couples to lead a smooth life. they should not end up in altercation,rather they should discuss the financial issue amicably and try to come of the financial web.
    nice post…

  • Ben

    Thanks for the suggestion Bill !

  • Bill @ How to Save Marriage

    As you explore these topics and the solutions to money problems in marriage, remember that communication can overcome almost any difficulty.

    One suggestion I’ve supported is that couples should have periodic (monthly or so) “money meetings.” This gives the spouse who handles the money (there’s almost always one) some relief from the stress, and gives the other spouse a share of the power that comes with the decisions.

    Not trying to shoot you down, just giving you another tidbit to use in the series.



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