How to manage money as a couple

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Hello Chasers,

When new couples start living together or get married, one of the first things they need to consider is how they will manage their finances.

For singles, your financial situation is relatively straightforward – but when there are two of you with different financial backgrounds and different approaches to managing a budget, there can be problems. However, most couples will ultimately want similar things, such as buying a home together and building a nest egg so they can have a family.

Here are some tips on better managing your money as a couple.

Know each other’s beliefs

A lot of the time you can classify people as spenders or savers. Savers often look down on spenders, while spenders think that savers need to enjoy their money. Regardless of what camp you’re in, it’s vital that you understand where your partner is coming from. Your goal should be to find common ground so that you can work toward your goals together.

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