Money problems may not be the #1 reason for divorce. But is fighting over money the first step to divorce? According to a recent survey, arguing over money is a predictor of divorce. Other arguments over kids, in-laws, and even sex do not predict divorce like financial fights.
That is very interesting to me. We’ve had many financial challenges and strains during or 12-year marriage. But I don’t remember fighting over money very often, if at all. We have fought…and fought…and fought. But those fights were not financial fights. So, if you think like me, you are probably thinking, “if financial fights are a good sign a divorce might follow, then how to I avoid financial fights?”
I recently read an article on Your Tango about ways to avoid financial fights with your spouse. I thought it was dead on! As I read it, I noticed some similarities in our marriage, and how we’ve avoided financial fights for the most parts. If money fights are the predictor then let’s do our best to avoid financial mistake which may lead to these fights.
Here are 7 financial mistakes you should avoid to keep your money fights to a minimum.
Questions: What other suggestions do you have to avoid financial mistakes and financial fights?
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