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Do You and Your Spouse Need a Financial Timeout?

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The average American couple fights about money 5 times a month. Carrie Sloan, Editor in Chief of LearnVest is here to share the best ways to communicate your family's budget, so those little fights don't turn into big ones. 

Do You and Your Spouse Need a Financial Timeout?


by on Apr. 15, 2013 at 11:55 AM
Replies (31-40):
sanj1213
by on Apr. 15, 2013 at 11:30 PM

No. We don't fight about money. 

sanj1213
by on Apr. 15, 2013 at 11:31 PM

We don't even fight about anything anymore. Unless I've gone too long without dusting the house:/ 

sanj1213
by on Apr. 15, 2013 at 11:34 PM
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Smart! I wish we would have done this before we got married. 

Quoting Bmat:

No, we talked about money and attitudes and spending habits before we were married. We have never argued about money.


sanj1213
by on Apr. 15, 2013 at 11:36 PM

That's awesome!:)

Quoting SlightlyPerfect:

We are so fortunate we're on the same page about everything.


sanj1213
by on Apr. 15, 2013 at 11:37 PM

=)

Quoting elasmimi:

Nope. We don't have enough money to fight about, lol.


Dedicatedmom02
by Member on Apr. 16, 2013 at 12:20 AM

No.

PamperButt
by New Member on Apr. 16, 2013 at 12:31 AM
Nah, we're not that bad. Maybe sometimes we will when it comes to the big stuff and we are almost broke, but thankfully he always gets payed every week so that helps. It sux getting payed biweekly... We communicate in that part pretty well amazingly enough LOL
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Bob192
by Silver Member on Apr. 16, 2013 at 12:31 AM

Not too much any more.  We've come a long way!

SarahSuzyQ
by Silver Member on Apr. 16, 2013 at 7:54 AM
I'll cross my fingers with you that you get some interest and a buyer sooner rather than later.


Quoting countrygirlkat:

Yeah it will probably be about mid-June when we will go. House is on the market so we will just have to keep our fingers crossed.

Quoting SarahSuzyQ:

This is how it works with us, too.



Getting closer to your move, huh? Hope the details are coming together for you.





Quoting countrygirlkat:

We communicate really well about money. We have a budget that we stick to and extra money we always talk about where we want to use it. We will have to re-work our budget when we move this summer and our expenses change but we won't have a problem doing that.



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LancesMom
by Member on Apr. 16, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Actually we need a break more than a time out. After fighting our way back from a layoff and two surgeries that only pay 60% of his pay during them, we have still not lost our house and have good credit.

But we have done nothing fun, frivolous or stupid in yrs. Its time we did! (But alas, we won't!)

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