Relationships How Do Couples Manage Money?

by the editorial team at Citi | November 09, 2018

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First comes love, then comes…the money talk.

Credit scores, student loans, and retirement plans may not be everyone’s idea of pillow talk, but numerous studies show that discussing money with your partner is one of the keys to nuptial happiness.

According to one study, 40% of couples reported that they’ve put off the money talk before marriage, and don’t discuss how they’d like to manage their money together.

So Life and Money by Citi and Vox asked real-life couples to open up about their spending and saving habits and how managing money together has strengthened their relationships.