Ideally, this is something you should do before you get into a relationship, but it’s still a useful exercise at any time in your life.You may already have a good idea of your general attitude to money, but being really clear about your financial goals – both short and long-term – your attitude to risk and your day-to-day spending habits, can help build strong foundations for a healthy relationship.Are you willing to give up 10 days a year in Paris for 365 days of love and partnership?
You can and should talk about money, sex, health issues…anything!
But, as with so many things, it’s the ‘HOW’ you do it that really counts.
And you do have dreams and have worked very hard to achieve those dreams. It may not be the most romantic thing you’ve ever read, but it has great financial advice by people smarter than me on this topic.
After all, you have more to lose than you did when you were 20, and less time to make up for bad choices. It is chock full of sage information for anyone who wants to write their own love story…in a real grownup way.
It’s not about arriving at your first date with a ‘you show me your balance sheet and I’ll show you mine’ approach.