Darrin Haubert here Katterhenry Investment Group. Do you find it difficult to talk about money with your partner? Join the club. Money is the leading cause of stress in a relationship. But when it comes to money, communication is key. Constructive money conversations create transparency, establish shared goals, and provide meaningful insight into each others perspectives.
So how do you open the dialogue? Of course, you can lean on us to guide these sensitive conversations. But you can also broach them yourself. The key is to ask questions that are non-accusatory. And start with questions to identify values and beliefs.
For example, what are your money goals? Do you feel like we're on track to get there? Fill in the blank as it relates to our finances. Wouldn't it be great if we - question mark. What is your biggest fear when it comes to money? Despite the initial discomfort, discussing finances with your partner is the key to building a healthy, lasting relationship.
The more you have these discussions, the easier they get.