Thursday, April 8, 2010
The coming together of two hearts often also includes the coming together of two wallets -- or more likely a wallet and a purse. But differences in personal spending and savings habits are often scanned over initially in deference to sweet snuggling, smooching, and similar romantic goings-ons. However, as the initial phases of hot and heavy hand holding fade and the pairing of two, often unique attitudes toward personal finance begin to meld, it might seem more like the clashing of titans rather than the melting pot of love.
The following is a brief version of just a few of the areas in which my wife and I have discovered differences in our financial opinions and how we have worked to resolve such divergences of viewpoint.