4 steps couples can take to prevent conflict when one partner is a spender and the other is a saver

Julia Naftulin •
Business Insider
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Money has a way of driving rifts in relationships, especially romantic ones. A study of 4,500 couples even found that money-related arguments were the most intense fights couples had, no matter their income or debt levels. “Arguments about money are the top predictor for divorce because it happens at all levels,” lead researcher Sonya Britt, assistant

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8 money tips financial planners always give to couples

Ashley Abramson •
Business Insider
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Money is one of the most common causes of stress and strain in even the strongest relationships. But with a little bit of strategy, communication, and intentionality — and perhaps the help of a certified financial planner (CFP) — managing finances with a partner can be less painful, more productive.  Being on the same page

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Why couples must plan for Social Security as a couple

CFP®, WEALTH MANAGER, Evan T. Beach, Campbell Wealth Management, and Awma® •
Kiplinger
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I have sat with clients on countless occasions where one or both spouses have told me defiantly, “I am taking Social Security at 62 because [fill in the blank].” Common rationales include: “The system is going broke.” “I’m going to be dead by 75.” “I need the money.” But in most cases a more accurate

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This couple’s formula for financial success: Be flexible

Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger

Then: Breighanne and Devon Eggert appeared in our December 2007 issue, when they were recent law-school graduates with $350,000 in student loans. They both landed jobs at Chicago law firms that paid well, and they continued to live like students, devoting more than half of their take-home pay to loan payments. Their plan was to

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