How to Feel Financially Equal In A Relationship (Even When You're Not)

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    3 Ways to Feel Financially Equal (Even When You’re Not)

    1. Natalie Bacon

      March 20th, 2017 at 7:46 am

      Love the tip about making financial decisions together! This is sooo important!

    2. Stefanie

      March 20th, 2017 at 3:25 pm

      For sure. Not being the primary income earner doesn’t preclude anyone from being fully involved in the financial planning!

    3. Rachel @ The Latte Budget

      March 20th, 2017 at 9:06 am

      Love this! There are so many differences in money, whether it be salary, spending habits, savings goals, etc. It’s important to discuss and create goals together.

    4. Stefanie

      March 20th, 2017 at 3:25 pm

      Agreed. Money is usually just an indicator of underlying goals and values.

    5. Chonce

      March 20th, 2017 at 10:18 am

      Yes, all of these tips are spot on!

      I always tell people that talking about it and talking it out are so important in EVERY aspect of your relationship. Nothing beats communication!

    6. Stefanie

      March 20th, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      Yep! Money talk is just as important as any other kind of relationship communication. I wish more people understood that.

    7. Amanda @ centsiblyrich

      March 20th, 2017 at 11:29 am

      Love this! As a stay at home mom of 16+ years, I can attest to the fact that respect, communication, and having shared financial goals works!

    8. Stefanie

      March 20th, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      Thanks for sharing Amanda!

    9. Gwen @ Fiery Millennials

      March 20th, 2017 at 11:41 am

      All good things to store away for that hazy someday when I have a partner. Right now, I’m the one that pats me on the back for making money AND emptying the garbage 🙂

    10. Josh

      March 23rd, 2017 at 9:45 am

      Ditto! 🙂

    11. Stefanie

      March 23rd, 2017 at 9:46 am

      Same here!

    12. Caroline Vencil

      March 21st, 2017 at 9:30 am

      I love this! My husband has always been the breadwinner but he has a spending problem, so I handle all of the money. We have the same goals, but he struggles with the point in time between now and when we want the goals to happen. We’ve got a system worked out that might seem totally crazy from the outside, but it works for us. 🙂

    13. Stefanie

      March 21st, 2017 at 10:08 am

      Love the idea of setting up systems based on your unique strengths. We all have something to contribute. Successfully managing money isn’t just about earning it 🙂

    14. Ashish

      September 26th, 2017 at 8:01 am

      Financial independence is as important as breathing. However, when we are engaged in a relationship, dealing with finance is not an cake walk. We must take care of the feelings involved with money as it may otherwise hurt to its greatest strength. I always money should be dealt practically and relationship emotionally. Both should not be served in same plate otherwise you may have to taste a bitter dish at the end.

      Appreciate your thought on this matter. Really liked reading it.

      Thanks (

    15. accommodation bonds brisbane

      June 13th, 2018 at 6:42 am

      Love this! There are so many differences in money, whether it be salary, spending habits, savings goals, etc. It’s important to discuss and create goals together.

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