Monday, September 8, 2008

Money, Money, Money

It’s Marriage Monday at The Newlywed Life and this week I’ve got three money don’ts to help keep your marriage, and your check book, balanced.

Don’t mistake money for power. Confusing the two in a relationship can lead to its end.

Don’t count pennies. “I made this much; you made that much.” That is very dangerous territory. Never use how much you earn against each other.

Don’t expect everything to be equal. You are in a partnership now. Sometimes you do more; sometimes your partner will do more. That’s the beauty of having a partner.

Remember, there’s nothing wrong with not knowing what to do in your marriage, but there is something wrong in not finding out.

Winks & Smiles,


MsKate said...

These are all great points. I posted on my blog about joint accounts once couples get married. I know there are different ways that work for everyone but what do you recommend?

Wifey said...

Thanks for stopping by Ms. Kate. I do believe that couples have to find what works for them, but I recommend joint accounts. I believe that money should be combined in some way. Marriage should unify two people ... and their money, too!