Arguing About Money


A New York Times article reports new research from Utah State University shows that couples arguing about money at least once a week have a thirty percent higher chance of filing divorce.

In the study, sexual and financial issues were reported to cause arguments in marriages, but financial issues had the higher correlation to divorces.

The study suggests that couples should discuss their financial issues with each other before they get married to avoid disagreements during the marriage, such as:

* Individual financial past – how have you historically handled money?
* Who will be in control of joint finances in the marriage – who pays the bills?
* Credit history – do you have a good credit score? Have you always?
* How important is money – how rich do you want/hope to become?