BPA offers tips for couples struggling with finances
Psychology Associates, the state’s employee assistance program
provider, offers the following suggestions to couples that are struggling
Schedule a weekly or monthly meeting with your spouse to discuss money
matters. Try not to discuss money matters during any other time -
especially not during the heat of an argument, or after a stressful
day at work.
responsibilities for regular financial chores as evenly as possible.
This way, neither partner is shouldering the burden of the work, and
neither feels they have more say in financial matters.
person should have an "allowance" - money they can spend
without consulting their partner.
Keep each other informed of all individual assets and debts.
Take advantage of fringe benefits provided by your respective employers.
or maintain individual credit histories.
your financial status improves due to a job change or promotion, reassess
your money management system and/or budget. Now may be the time to
save a little more, use the extra money to pay off debt, or apply
it to the principal on your house.
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