Why Do Couples Fight Over Money?
A recent survey by XO Group may shed some light.
They surveyed over 2,100 engaged, married or pregnant couples.
They found 55% of engaged couples quarrel over whether their wedding is the best way to spend their money. 49% fight over details of the wedding plans because they don’t have the budget for the wedding they want.
45% of married couples fight because they want nice things, but can’t afford them. 41% disagree on budget priorities.
58% of pregnant couples didn’t wait until they were financially secure to get pregnant. 35% of these couples argue about whether they can afford a baby, and 68% aren't sure their income is enough.
If you're planning to marry for the first time, let me share a lesson I learned the hard way.
Don't promise, prepare.