Better money conversations with your fiancé

Help with money stress for engaged couples

In addition to the fun (and stress) of wedding planning, engagement gives couples time to figure out what you want your life together to look like…and how to afford it. If you can sit down and have conversations about life and financial goals before you get married, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running.

70% of married or cohabitating Americans have disagreed with their partner about finances in the last year.

  • The most common causes of disagreements were needs vs. wants, spending priorities, and one person making purchases without telling the other.
  • Part of the point of our conversations will be to tackle some of those differences of opinion before they become an issue. 
  • We’ll focus on building combined goals and communication strategies around financial decisions.

41% of people living with a partner would be at least somewhat likely to end the relationship if their partner was dishonest with them about finances.

Part of what we’ll do together is sit down and put all the financial cards on the table. Income, debt, spending habits, expectations, wants vs. needs (specifically, differences around what are needs and what are wants for each of you). How much are you comfortable with your fiancé/soon-to-be-spouse spending without checking in with you first? Putting it all out there lets you both enter the marriage confident that you can trust your partner.