Starting Off on the Right Financial Foot

You're in love, you're engaged or about to move in together and you're probably not thinking about budgets, taxes, and debts. But maybe you should. Many people are uncomfortable talking about money, but you'll avoid the friction that money issues can ignite if you talk now about your current finances and how you want to handle your money in the near future.

What to Talk About

It's important to be completely honest with your partner, even if your finances aren't in great shape. That's not as easy as it sounds. A poll found that more than half of the people surveyed had lied to their significant other about money.

While what you include in your discussion will be shaped by your personal financial situation, there are some basics you should cover.

Talking honestly about your finances can lay the groundwork for a more solid, less stressful financial life together.

This article is for informational purposes only. For personalized financial advice, you should contact a qualified financial advisor.