Finance Resources for Couples
Research shows that financial management is an important key to a happy couple relationship. Financial Smart Start for Couples is an educational series designed to help both partners gain skills, improve communication, and increase financial security. Activities guide partners in safely practicing communicating about money, setting joint goals, designing a household spending plan, and more.
The Financial Smart Start fact sheet series covers topics from designing a household budget to creating a debt management plan. Monthly newsletters provide more tips for success.
- Financial Smart Start for Couples: Introduction
You can build a stronger relationship by practicing good money management together.
- Understanding and Sharing Your Financial History
Individual life experiences create strong feelings and attitudes about money.
- Debt in Marriage
Careful debt management can minimize stress in a relationship.
- Realistic Expectations About Expenses and Income
Create a plan together to match expenses and income.
- Creating and Sticking to a Budget
Use a budget to make sure you can meet your monthly expenses.
- Credit and Overspending
Wise credit management can help you make the most of your money.
- Money, Manipulation and Power
Beware of using money to control your partner. Watch out for financial abuse.