Are you and your honey a money match?
1% TO 20%
Unless you work out some of these differences, you may want to start putting away some cash for a one-way ticket to splitsville. Couples who fight over money at least once a week are 30 percent more likely to get divorced than those who disagree just a few times a month, according to a 2009 study by Jeffrey Dew at Utah State University.
21% TO 40%
Your differences on financial issues may put pressure on your relationship, so keeping up an honest dialogue on money is key. A 2014 survey finds that 76 percent of Americans had been hurt by "financial cheating" such as concealing purchases or bank accounts from their partner.
41% TO 60%
You agree on many of the big financial issues, although one of you may tend to play more fast and loose with their cash than the other. A little give-and-take on household financial issues and the occasional family meeting to discuss them may be enough to keep money disagreements at bay.
61% TO 80%
You are mostly in agreement when it comes to your money-management style and your financial priorities. That will undoubtedly help you avoid a lot of fights about money, but it might be smart to get an outsider's perspective from a fee-only financial planner. Good financial advice could help you avoid turning down the same dangerous financial path together.
81% TO 100%
You are on the exact same page as your partner when it comes to your money-management style and financial priorities. Now all you have to worry about is whether that page also contains the words "overspending," "debt" or "bankruptcy." Getting an outside perspective from a fee-only financial planner may be key to help you avoid groupthink.