We recently made time to connect with friends, who are also MWK (Married with Kids). It was great to talk, relax, and just have fun.
There are two things most couples talk about when they get together. One, is money and the other, is our kids.
It’s natural and there’s probably not much that can be done about it.
As we share our financial journey with friends, I’m always amazed by people’s responses when we explain why we don’t use credit cards, why we limit unnecessary spending and why we are certain that this is the smartest thing that we have ever done.
As of the date of this post, we are less than 30 days away from being DEBT-FREE!
My only response is, TO GOD BE THE GLORY, because without His help and the knowledge of the Word of God, we would not be at this point. THAT I am convinced of.
All Couples Are Different
All couples are different and we each have unique journeys to complete. Yet it’s important that we share our experiences and lessons learned so that we can help each other along the way. I always find that once you open up with people, we are all dealing with the same issue just in various ways and at different times.
When I saw the Infographic below, How Do Couples Divide Their Money, I immediately knew that I would share it with you because it’s a great insider view of how different couples deal with the same issues.
When you get a moment, please read 10 Money Fights Real Couples Have, as I dive into many of the issues listed on the Infographic.
About the Infographic
Mint.com, a very popular financial tracking tool (and It’s FREE!) compiled these results based on the financial behaviors of
- young professional couples under 30, college-educated and a household income of $50,000 or more, versus
- affluent couples with $100,000 or more in household income.
While several conclusions can be made from this information, here are
4 Things Affluent Couples do Differently than other Couples
They argue less when discussing household finances
They have individual checking accounts
They have individual saving accounts
They keep fewer secrets pertaining to debt