3 Essential Money Conversations You Should Have Before Getting Married
February 14, 2014
By: Lydia Dallett
“Money is the number one source of tension in relationships,” says Monica Mazzei, a family law attorney at Sideman & Bancroft. Unsurprisingly, a 2012 longitudinal study found it’s also the top predictor of divorce, since financial stress and fundamental differences in values tend to put a strain on the marriage.”
“Despite the importance of hashing out money issues early, only 38% of couples say they plan together for retirement. “We’re not taught how to talk about money with other people,” Mazzei says. “But it drives a lot of major life decisions.”
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