One report found money to be a tougher topic for Americans to talk about than politics and religion.
More than 40% of couples surveyed by Country Financial recently said they didn’t discuss how they’d manage their money together ahead of tying the knot.
As a society, we’re not especially conditioned to speak intimately about our finances.
If you and your mate haven’t come anywhere near this conversation yet, my recommendation is to schedule a time to talk so that your partner doesn’t feel blindsided and so that you can each do a little homework beforehand if need be.
One way to frame your request for a money summit: “I know it’s not the most exciting thing to talk about, but it would make me a lot more comfortable if we could go over our finances together since things are getting more serious.
I’m not worried at all; I just think it’s helpful if we share the basics so that we’re both on the same page and can work toward common goals.