Odd Love: Finding Your Financial Soulmate

Finding your financial soulmate

Love is in the air and maybe you’ve already found your financial soulmate. You know what I mean. That person whose financial aspirations and decisions align with yours. The one that you share your deepest money secrets and achievements with. The one that can come to you with any personal finance problem and you are willing to lend an ear.

If none of this sounds familiar, maybe you have not found that person yet. But the good news is that your current mate can become the financial soulmate that you’ve been looking for and you can become theirs.

1. Love & Money: Is Your Partner Your Financial Soul Mate? – Fox Business

What do you and your significant other talk about? Is personal finance one of the major conversations? Some couples are not on the same page when it comes to personal finance. It would be so cool if you could work together to reach the same financial goals (e.g. saving for retirement or contributing to an emergency fund).

2. So it’s Money — Not Sex — That Can Bust up Your Relationship – CNBC

Well! A New York based firm conducted a survey of 1,000 adults who said that would prefer to be single for life than to marry someone with crappy financial habits. I think that finances are so important to a relationship especially if you’re going to spend the rest of your life with that person. Maybe its time for a different type of pillow talk.

3. Happy Couples: How to Avoid Money Arguments  – American Psychological Association

It’s normal for couple to argue about money. If you and your partner have disagreement about spending, saving and everything in between, you are not alone. The American Psychological Association notes that one way to cut back on these types of arguments is to tackle financial duties together, so that both people are involved in financial decision making.

4. How to Avoid Letting Money Destroy Your Relationship – Forbes

It is said that money can destroy relationships because of the power we give to it. I’ve seen situations where people put money before any and everyone in their lives – families, friends and even self. They lied, cheated and stole just to get a dollar. What happens when there is no more money?

5. For Love and Money: Don’t Dodge Financial Discussions With Your Soulmate – Military Times

Our past and childhood can impact how we view money and how we deal with financial issues. Talking about money with your partner is one way to get our views about money out in the open. Be honest about your debt, past mistakes and your financial goals. If the issues are too deep for you to work through, seek the help of a financial counselor.

6. How to Find Your Financial Soulmate – Money Gravity

Hello. Is it me that you are looking for to spend the rest of your life with? Before you can find that special someone, you should first understand who you are. I’ve heard people remark that they want someone who is financially secure, owns their own home and has a well paying job. Do you meet these same requirements?

7. 7 Warning Signs That You and Your Mate are a Bad Money Match – Bank Rate

A relationship can be beautiful. Long walks on the beach, spending time curled up in front of the television, making dinner together, saying “I do” and having happy babies. You may not know it, but your financial compatibility can either make or break your happy relationship. Before you take that big step, find out it your sweetie is your money match.

8. How Hard is it to Find Your Perfect Financial Partner? – Brilliant Advice

It can be difficult to find the right financial advisor. This is a person who you will be sharing your deepest money secrets with so trust is absolutely necessary. At the minimum, this person must be perfect – someone who will treat us right and help us to improve the quality of life. For me, the best financial advisor is independent who can deliver honest and unbiased advice.

9. Top 6 Marriage-Killing Money Issues – Investopedia

According to a survey, couples fight more about money than they do about sex. What are some of the major complaints? Debt, over spending, whether or not to have children, if one person is working and the other is unemployed and even extended family asking/ requesting/ demanding favours. Thank goodness there are some solutions that you can use to save your marriage.

10. 5 Signs You’re With Your Financial Soulmate – Brit and Co.

How do you know that your love is the one for you in every financial sense? Yes, they may buy you gifts and take you out from time to time, but you have to dig a bit deeper. Some of the things that you should look for are their ambition to work towards a sound financial future, financial independence, organization skills, financial fidelity and how they communicate.

When you find someone that makes your world a lot better, it’s one of the best feelings in the world. Don’t let money issues ruin a good thing. Talk about money from day one – let your feelings be known. You can save yourself a whole lot of time and stress by being honest and open.

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Odd Cents Team

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