What to Do If You’re Not on the Same Financial Page as Your Spouse

By Dr. Rikki Racela, WCI Columnist

Meredith, my wife, and I are not on the same financial page. Not being on the same financial page has caused numerous fights and disagreements regarding money. Yet we have worked through it, and despite not being on the same financial page, we aim to at least be on the same financial chapter. Dr. Jim Dahle has already given great tips on the topic, which was phenomenally helpful in guiding us as we created and implemented our written financial plan.

Today, I am going to add some other advice that we discovered as we moved through our financial journey.

But first, why should this problem exist in the first place?

I find it easier to step back for a second and analyze the source of financial disagreement. It shouldn’t be too surprising that you and your spouse aren’t on the same financial page. You’re two individual people, and you’ve probably disagreed with each other on plenty of other issues, correct? You may have many things in common, but…

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This article was written by Josh Katzowitz and originally published on www.whitecoatinvestor.com