How Husbands and Wives Really Feel About Their Finances

Marilyn Brohm |

I guess this confirms our belief that getting both spouses engaged in financial planning, budgeting and investment decisions helps improve dialog and hopefully marital harmony.

According to a recent survey conducted by Money Magazine, four out of five spouses say they’re on the same page about money, but this just isn’t the case.

  • Money causes the most friction between spouses. 70% of married couples argue about money — ahead of fights about household chores, togetherness, sex, snoring and what's for dinner.
  • Spouses' top compliant about their partners: too many frivolous purchases.

Here are some more of the results:


To check out more of the findings and a great infographic, go to

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