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When starting a life together there are many adjustments. One of the biggest is sharing in the financial decisions. Having a financially successful marriage requires work from both partners. Below are a few tips to help you have a successful relationship – at least as far as money is concerned – which is vitally important. 

Having financial harmony impacts relationships, especially healthy, long-term relationships. Knowing your significant other’s money personality and being able to talk with them about money are the keys to building this harmony.
 

Not sure what to get your kids or grandkids this year for Christmas? With only a handful of days remaining, I have a few Christmas gift ideas that might just be what you should be putting under your tree.  These are more about giving a gift to set them on the right financial path.
 

Financial matters are a significant part of any relationship. Money issues are still cited as the number one reason that relationships have trouble or fail. Solving relationship money troubles whether you have been together for one year or thirty years doesn’t have to be complicated.
 

Numerous studies have proven that children who get a basic understanding of financial concepts early in life are much less likely to have financial difficulties later in life. It may be surprising just how many opportunities parents and grandparents have to teach their children about financial matters early in life.
 

With today being Valentine’s Day it is time to reflect on how much money impacts relationships, especially having a healthy, long term relationship. Do you know your significant others money personality? Do you know their complete financial picture? These questions and more are important to understand when building a long term relationship.
 

Many parents are excited about spending time with their college kids who will be coming home for Thanksgiving in a few short days.  This time together provides an excellent opportunity to talk about the financial aspects of their college life. You can have a good discussion as long as you frame it as an adult conversation, not a parent/child conversation.
 

Having a financially responsible teenager starts by having money smart pre-teens.  Fortunately the basic skills to teach your pre-teen that will put them on the path to being a financially responsible teenager are relatively simple to teach.  Kids as young as 8 can often start learning these skills.
 

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