Three Ways to Thrive Financially as a Couple
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to thrive financially as a couple? Unfortunately, this is not the current state of affairs for many couples. Getting out of debt and becoming financially successful can be a daunting task, but something that’s possible for those willing to follow strict guidelines and make a few sacrifices.
Have the Talk - Thriving as a couple is different from thriving as individuals. Sit down with your partner and discuss your financial needs and goals. See what needs to be prioritized and what needs to be cut from your expenses. As a couple, it’s important to be on the same page financially so that you can help each other achieve your goals and put in the work together.
Learn to Say No - If if it’s your goal to become rich as a couple, you won’t be able to lend your friends and family money in the process. You’ll have to be strict with your expenses and learn to say no to events and situations that will cost additional money.
Negotiate - If you are planning to thrive financially, you’ll have to take a few risks and learn to negotiate. Maybe it’s time to ask for a raise at your current company, or you feel like you are paying too much for certain services. Negotiation skills can mean the difference between struggling financially and making your money work for you.
If you aren’t sure how to manage your finances, or you feel like money is a touchy subject in your relationship, we can discuss it during therapy. Get in touch so we can talk more about your relationship.