There is a lot written about how couples can get along financially on the net. There is so much in fact that it is sometimes hard to find good resources on how couples can get along financially.
To help you cut through all the junk on the web, here are several of the best resources we could locate.
1. Finance Guru Suze Orman did a pretty good interview on Oprah.com. Her advice: communicate, communicate, communicate.
2. Loren Berlin at the Huffington Post has some thoughts about how to avoid fighting over your cash.
3. Money Management International has a whole ebook devoted to love and money. Clicky here. Most of their guides are about basic money management for individuals, but there are sections on getting integrated as a couple and dealing with divorce.
4. Scott Reeves from Forbes argues you should have a pre-nup.
5. Cameron Huddelston over at Kiplinger has a nice little round up of financial mistakes couples make. Here is a hit, its probably not a good idea to spy on your partner’s credit or lie to them about how much you spend shopping.
6. Here are some articles from the DINKS team that are useful for couples integrating their finances:
The absolute best stuff on available on the web on how to maintain love your relationship is the work of John and Julie Gottman. They’re a pair of social psychologists whose life’s work has been devoted to understanding what makes great marriages. I could summarize there work here, but best thing to do is just watch this video.
Folks – if you know of any resources we should add to this list, feel free to drop us a line.