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Common Cents: Financial Management in Marriage -
by Brad Tippett, Tippett Asset Management of Raymond James Ltd. – February brings Valentine’s Day – timely for that romantic topic couples so enjoy: family finances. First let’s ask ourselves these questions … Do happily married couples always agree on financial decisions? No. Do happily married couples ever have arguments over finances? Yes. Communication. Simply discussing financial matters can cause tension in marriages and many problems occur due to communication failure. Avoid keeping money secrets from your spouse. Be honest and truthful. Communicating about your finances is just as important as communicating about any other issue in your relationship. If there …