Money might make the world go ’round, but it’s also the number-one cause of marriage meltdowns -- no matter how much or little you have. Much like fighting over what kind of sofa to buy (the vintage-modern versus the sectional with built-in recliners) or which color to paint the den (robin’s egg blue versus Pittsburgh Steelers yellow), squabbles over how to manage your money as a couple really come down to a matter of style.
But unlike decor trends, there’s no “in” or “out” when it comes to financial points of view. The best way to mesh those money mind-sets is to communicate (that means talk, people), agree on a common goal, and stick to it. To get you thinking about what dinero-related glitches you’d like to square away in your own marriage, we asked three brave Nestie couples to tell us about their own money issues. Carmen Wong Ulrich, anchor of CNBC’s On the Money, acted as financial referee, listened to both sides of the story, and gave these newlyweds savvy advice. Read on to see what tools they’ll use to make over their money relationship...you may want to steal them for yourself!
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