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Ask Dave

Get On Same Page With Spouse!

Hear Dave talk about how important it is to be on the same page with your spouse about a budget.

QUESTION: Dave talks about the problems a previous caller has and will continue to have if he can’t get on the same page with his spouse.

ANSWER: When married couples don’t agree on money and separate everything, they have separated their decision-making, their priorities, and their goals as a couple.  Money flows to what is important.  What you do with money writes your autobiography.  If the things that your money flows to is completely opposite from that of your spouse, you have major issues. 

When a couple agrees on spending and doing a budget together, they’ve also agreed on common goals and priorities.  That strengthens the marriage.

Selfishness does not work in relationships.

The #1 cause of divorce in America is financial disagreement.

When you get married you lose your right to run off and do your own thing – whether that’s with money or anything else.  You’re not independent anymore.  If you want to be independent, then don’t get married.  There’s a reality that is reflected in money when you get married and it says that you have to do things together or the marriage isn’t going to work.