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Should You Speak About Money Before Marriage?

An important discussion, one that can in fact make or break a marriage, is apparently more difficult for most couples to have than deciding which style for the wedding band or other nerve-wracking, forever-style, questions. The topic most people are skirting around is finances, a common source of disagreement among couples. It's an important area to have clear – what is your partner's relationship to money, how stable is his or her economic situation, how far can you collaborate on finances and so on.

Whether its new couples or those further along the marriage path, money is a common cause of strife and disagreement. To be sure this doesn't happen, or at least, that it doesn't catch you by surprise it's essential to talk about money before you tie the knot. Be honest and put it all on the table, this is the person that you will most likely make the largest and most important financial decisions of your life with, so you want to be sure you are on the same page.