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.
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.
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.
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.
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.