If you’ve ever had a heated argument with a significant other about an unplanned purchase, secret debt, spending habits, or any other money-related topic, you know the impact that finances can have on a relationship. In fact, studies continue to show that the strain of financial incompatibility can be hugely detrimental to a marriage, often times ending in divorce.
It makes sense that money issues would arise in the process of running a household with someone who might have different habits and priorities than you. The truth is, however, money is so engrained in our physical and emotional life experience, the state of our finances aren’t just impacted by a marriage. They are impacted by a variety of relationships, behaviors, and life forces we may not even be aware of.
Being firmly in control of your financial picture sometimes means taking a hard look at these things that might be placing unnecessary strain on your wallet and, in turn, your well being.
Here are a few things to look for: