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5 questions to ask before combining finances (or not)

5 questions to ask before combining finances (or not)

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How to talk to your kids about moneyYou've swiped right. They laugh at your jokes. Intellectually, you're inspired. There are a lot of important dimensions to deciding on a life partner. But one that consistently gets overlooked is what they are like financially. Though your financial chemistry may not be what's lighting you up right now, one of the most important things you can do as a new couple is to get to know each other money-wise. Taking a relationship to the next level is often a key time to have a money talk. Finances should be talked about early and often to avoid larger conflicts, stress, and turmoil later on, says Megan Ford, a financial therapist based in Georgia. "We are often conditioned to feel awkward and uncomfortable entering these discussions, even with the most inti...