Love and Money: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Join our #CreditChat on Periscope, YouTube Live, Twitter, and Snapchat every Wednesday at 3 p.m ET. This week, we talked about love and money: the good, the bad and the ugly.

The panel included: Erin Wiley: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Northwest Ohio whose areas of expertise include marriage counseling, family therapy, parenting coaching, and adolescent issues; Jacquette Timmons: Financial behaviorist and author of Financial Intimacy;  Shannon McNay: Personal Finance Freelance Writer; Rod Griffin: Director of Public Education at Experian; and Christina Roman: Social Media Specialist at Experian.

We also featured financial tips all week on Snapchat.

Questions We Discussed:

  • Q1: Why is it important to discuss finances with your significant other?
  • Q2: What are some best practices for managing or co-mingling finances in a relationship?
  • Q3: How can you create a safe or comfortable space for a financial discussion with your significant other?
  • Q4: Is a having a joint bank account a necessity for couples?
  • Q5: What financial discussions should a couple have before they decide to move in together?
  • Q6: What financial discussions should a couple have before considering marriage?
  • Q7: What are money no-nos for couples?
  • Q8: What are some signs that you are in an unhealthy or abusive financial relationship?
  • Q9: What should you do if you feel that finances are putting a strain on your relationship?
  • Q10: What resources are available for couples trying to find their financial groove?
  • Q11: Any final advice for couples trying to navigate their finances?


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