“To me, the money coming in versus the money going out wasn’t adding up.
That really bothered me and made me not want to progress further with him into a relationship.” The experience also made her realize just how important it was that any future partner have some financial savvy—a sentiment she seems to share with the majority of Americans.
It’s not exactly first-date material, but at some point early on couples ought to start talking about money.
Best if the first discussion happens before the relationship takes a turn for the serious—like moving in together, getting engaged or married, or cosigning a loan.
According to a 2015 study commissioned by Citibank, 78% of people in relationships say they prefer a partner who is good with money over one who is good-looking.
Trying to decide if finances are going to be a roadblock in your relationship?
“He told me I was ‘breaking his budget’ because we were going out on dates.
Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products.Don’t get me wrong: By then, we’d fully observed each other’s spending behaviors and discussed goals (thankfully, with no red flags). With plans to move in together and cosign a lease just a few months down the road, we figured this was a natural and important time to get into the nitty-gritty.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.For Shanice Miller, something just didn’t quite add up about her ex-beau’s finances.When she would suggest they eat at - or -per-plate eateries, his reaction was as if she’d insisted they go to fancy five-star restaurants.If you are reading this, I think you know what I mean…