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For Richer or Poorer – 10 Ways Money Can Actually Help to Keep Your Relationship Strong

Yesterday, I wrote about how money is the number one cause of divorce and what to look out for in your relationship so your marriage doesn’t crash and burn because of financial distress. Since it is Valentine’s Day week and all, we’re going to cheer things up and talk about how money can actually help to strengthen your relationship! Seriously, it really can!

Relationships are hard, that’s no joke, but they are also really great which is why we all obviously want them to work out. While some people say that money can’t buy happiness, having a secure financial life can make life quite a bit easier.

So unless you hit the lotto jackpot, have access to your wealthy family’s money, or are independently wealthy yourself, you’ll need to budget your marital cash to ensure safety and security. The good news is that you don’t need millions of dollars to have money work to better your relationship.

See which of tips you can start taking advantage of right away.

10 ways that money can help your relationship stay strong …

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    Bond over bucks!

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    So many money arguments day-to-day stem from feeling insecure about finances. By striving for financial security you will help your marriage by avoiding small, daily arguments over trying to simply make ends meet.

     

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    When you have sufficient funds in your bank account, you can create a comfortable home filled with things you want and enjoy. There is also a lot of happiness to be had by watching your family and friends enjoy your comfortable space. 

     

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    When you're able to get out with family and friends without budgetary constraints, you can relieve more stress than if you were stuck at home due to lack of money. Of course, there are at-home stress relief remedies, but sometimes you've just got to get out of the house! 

     

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    Even with money, life can be complicated and stressful. Having cash on hand to travel and get away from it all can help a marriage. Regular pampering can also help keep stress levels lower and lives healthier. 

     

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    When you have big decisions to make without financial restrictions, you have more freedom to enjoy life and make decisions that will really make you happy. This may apply when you want to relocate closer to your job, make investments for additional financial security, or even when you're choosing which job to accept.

     

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    Marriage, especially with children involved, requires work. Having regular date nights is a good way to reconnect. Having money to spend on entertainment for the evening, as well as a trustworthy babysitter, can go a long way to keeping the marriage fresh and fun!

     

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    In the event of an emergency, such as a vehicle failure or a home repair, having money allows you to do what you need to without the added stress of accruing household debts that you can't pay off. 

     

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    Having money allows ensures that you have the proper insurance coverage to protect your family from major situations such as health problems, house emergencies, and job loss.

     

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    Giving back to your community and to those around you is a good way to stay connected in a marriage. Whether you use funds to tithe your church or you can make regular donations to the charities, those feel-good moments can help to keep a marriage strong. 

     

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    With money in the bank and in a variety of retirement accounts, you'll be able to live a more secure life knowing that you are not only taking care of the present but also the future. 

     

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