Statistics show that money is a major source of strife in many relationships. In fact, roughly 40% of divorces are caused by financial fights between spouses. This infographic looks at six key statistics about how money and marriage mix. It also offers three key secrets that happily married couples share about their finances.
Managing Marriage and Money Talking about money can lead to a happier marriage Married couples aren’t always on the same page… 60% Don’t like their spouse’s spending patterns 48% Argue about money 41% of Gen Xers divorce over money 40% Don’t even know how much their partner makes 37% Hide money from their partner Couples who are happy tend to… • Talk about finances regularly • Have joint bank accounts • Don’t keep anything secret Sources: https://phys.org/news/2019-02-joint-bank-accounts-happier-couples.html https://stories.td.com/us/en/article/the-secret-to-a-happy-relationship-dont-keep-financial-secrets https://nypost.com/2017/08/03/the-reasons-most-couples-argue-about-money/ https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-common-behavior-is-the-no-1-predictor-of-whether-youll-get-divorced-2018-01-10 https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/15/40-percent-of-couples-who-live-together-dont-know-how-much-partner-makes.html https://www.studyfinds.org/third-americans-hiding-money-from-partner/