I started freelance writing and am contributing to Dimespring. Dimespring is a community of people with varied backgrounds and interests in personal finance, sharing their unique points of view and advice to help you make better decisions with your money when tackling life’s financial hurdles.
The Beatles had it wrong in their hit record, “Love Is All You Need.” Don’t get me wrong, love is absolutely essential in a relationship, but there is strong evidence and data to show that financial stress is the leading cause of divorce in this country. A study done by the University of Utah showed that couples who reported disagreeing about finances once a week were more than 30 percent more likely to get divorced than couples who reported disagreeing about finances a few times a month.
Not only that, but the frequency of financial disagreements is a strong predictor of divorce. I think many of us know or should know this, but when initiating a relationship love causes us to ignore the financial state-of-being of our relationships.
When my wife and I first met..…….[For the full post, go to DimeSpring or click here]
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