What happens when you and your partner have different approaches toward money?
It’s a common scenario.
One partner seemingly knows where every earned dollar goes, while the other is a carefree spirit who thrives on spontaneous decisions and purchases. One partner loves fine dining and thinks nothing of blowing $200 on haute cuisine, while the other is happy with pizza and would rather spend that money on another pair of shoes. And on it goes.
Money is personal. We all have our own ideas of how we think about it, spend it, save it and try to earn it. But, when you’re sharing so much of your life with a partner, it’s inevitable that your individual approaches toward money will sometimes clash.
How do you bring up this loaded topic without it spiraling into a heated argument?