Money Management Advice for Committed Couples

Our weekly #CreditChat started in 2012 to help our community learn about credit and important personal finance topics (e.g. saving money, paying down debt, improving credit scores). Each chat is hosted by @Experian on Twitter and all are welcome to participate. DM us any questions.

This week, we will be talking about ways to manage money as a couple.

Topic: Money Management Advice for Committed Couples

When: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 3 p.m. ET.

Where: Twitter chatroom or join the live hashtag discussion.

The panel will include Kevin Bullard: President of Marriage Works!; Andy Hill: Founder of Marriage Kids and Money; John Auten-Schneider and David Auten: Founders of Debt Free Guys; Beverly HarzogCredit Card Expert and Consumer Finance Analyst for U.S. News; Lawrence D. Sprung: CFP® President of Mitlin Financial, Inc.; Take Charge AmericaPaulina LikosInvesting Reporter at U.S. News; Rod Griffin: Senior Director, Consumer Education and Advocacy, Experian; Christina Roman: Consumer Education and Advocacy Manager at Experian.

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Questions We’ll Discuss:

Q1. Why is it important to discuss money and your finances with your significant other?

Q2. When is a good time to start talking about finances in a relationship?

Q3. How can you start a conversation about money with your significant other?

Q4. What financial topics should couples discuss?

Q5. Is it necessary to merge your finances with your significant other? What options are there?

Q6. What can you do if you discover that you and your partner have different money management styles?

Q7. How do financial priorities shift as couples grow in their relationship (dating, marriage, kids, retirement etc.)?

Q8. How can couples define financial roles in their relationship?

Q9. What can you do if you have a significant other who is struggling to open up about their finances?

Q10. How often should couples discuss their finances?

Q11. Any final money management tips for couples?

Check out our complete list of upcoming personal finance Twitter chats here.