Every person has a distinct way of thinking about and dealing with money. And in a relationship, those distinctions can be the difference between being on the same page about financial issues and having money be a constant source of conflict. After all isn’t there a money component to just about every decision we make as a couple? That’s why when couples ask us how they can stop fighting about money, the first things we tell them is to figure out their Money Personalities.
We’re using the next few Money Couple Minutes to dig in to each of the five Money Personalities we identify in our book, First Comes Love, Then Comes Money: The Saver, the Spender, The Risk Taker, the Security Seeker, and the Flyer. We have learned that each person has two of the five Money Personalities, a Primary and a Secondary. So keep that in mind as you identify what you and your partner are.
As you learn more about your Money Personalities, you’ll gain invaluable insight into the ways you and your spouse handle finances and find ways to stop fighting and start working together.
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The Money Couple
Scott & Bethany Palmer