Many couples always do the same thing at the same time in the same place. For years I've kept a list of creative date ideas in my desk for Cathy and me.
If my spouse believed he “deserved” name brands, I might not have enough extra money to buy our children the safest carseats on the market.
If my spouse thought that I, as the woman, should be in charge of all the household duties, I wouldn’t have the time to develop my business, make investments in my future, and write clever posts like this one.
It was the first of many money incidents that eventually ruined their marriage.
Many of these spending habits are clearly evident during the dating phase, and should set off alarms.
When you’re dating someone, you have to pay attention to their spending habits.
Do they constantly buy new things, even though they’re in an entry-level job?Together, the two of you can make investments, save for the future, plan trips, and encourage each other to make intelligent decisions.Look for a partner who is either willing to learn more about money or willing to teach.If you want to be successful in life, you have to be in the lion’s den right there with your spouse, aware of all of your spending, investing, and saving. Learn and be comfortable enough to let your spouse guide you to financial success.In the last two months, I’ve made two very expensive investments with my business.He was immediately and enthusiastically on board with both decisions, probably even more than I was. This is a lot of money.” He responded and said, In that moment, I realized that I made the best choice in my spouse, financially speaking. If I’d selected a different spouse, my life would look very different.