Link of the week: How to talk about shared finances without fighting

This has come up more than once since I started being more open about my passion for personal finance, and especially since I made it official with this whole League of Ordinary Savers project. No one I know — including myself — who shares finances with another adult (or adults) has done so without having a single disagreement or argument about money.

In fact, if people in a relationship have never discussed any differences of opinion about how their money should be handled, my guess is that they’re avoiding an even deeper rift than people who are able to talk about it. Or they’re afraid of hurting or offending a loved one, because let’s face it: Money matters can feel very personal, and tied up in emotions, self-image and baggage from the past.

Well, here’s another excellent article from The Simple Dollar‘s Trent Hamm about how he and his wife finally figured out how to talk in depth about money without fighting. I couldn’t agree more with his suggestions. And I’d love to hear if you have any to add!


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