Shocker! Money Causes Problems in Relationships!

Shocker! Money Causes Problems in Relationships!

I know you can’t believe everything you read on the internet. But I share these links with you on Thursday because they’re worthy of reflection and discussion.

This week’s link is called 8 Eye Opening Findings About Money & Relationships. And frankly, it’s sadly predictable. Despite (or because of) the fact that money is so important in a relationship, men and women routinely lie to each other about money. The results? More fighting, mistrust, and cause for friction.

…men and women routinely lie to each other about money. The results? More fighting, mistrust, and cause for friction.

  1. Finances are the leading cause of relationship stress

    35% of people experiencing stress in their relationship said money was the cause of tension. Annoying habits came in second at 25%. (SunTrust Bank survey)

  2. Spending & saving is in the eye of the beholder

    34% of individuals that were part of a couple said they were the savers and their partner was the spender. Only 13% said the reverse. 47% of respondents said they and their partner had different spending habits. (SunTrust Bank survey)

  3. No need for consultation

    35% said they do not consult with their partner about large purchases. (SunTrust Bank survey)

  4. Hide money rather than argue about it

    One in five Americans say they have spent $500 or more and not told their partner. (CreditCard.com poll)

  5. Keeping secrets

    6% of Americans maintain secret accounts or credit cards. (CreditCard.com poll)

  6. Savers are sexy

    55% believe a strong budgeting and saving strategy was the most appealing money-related quality when considering a relationship partner. (Ally Bank survey)

  7. Birds of a feather flock together

    75% say it’s moderately to highly important to find a partner that has a similar approach to money and budgeting. (Ally Bank survey)

  8. Bad spending habits lead to fights

    One third of respondents said that their money related fights were because of spending, rather than saving habits. (Ally Bank survey)

I’m lucky that my wife is not a shopper or a brand name person. She’s a saver who likes to spend our disposable on experiences – concerts, plays, parties, trips. Thankfully, we’re on the same page and have never had a fight about money since we’ve been married.

Be 100% transparent about your income, savings and spending habits.

But since this is an advice page, here’s one tip you can take to the bank:

Be 100% transparent about your income, savings and spending habits. Either you and your partner will get on the same page or you won’t. But at least you won’t get married to a person who is fundamentally incompatible with your values.

Your thoughts, below, are greatly appreciated.

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Elegant and Intimate Wedding in Portland

This charming, intimate wedding comes to us from June of Adorn Invitations, based in London, England! Here’s June to tell us more:

Following a month long trip and a very large traditional wedding in India, Jess (writer) and Chintan (engineer) returned home to Portland, Oregon for a low key, small and simple wedding with friends that took place on April Fool’s day. The day began with a civil ceremony at Multnomah County Courthouse where the judge was gifted with a custom cake by Dream Cakes.

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Adorning a gorgeous custom made gown by local Portland designer – Embellish Designs, Jessica’s shimmering gold Christian Loubotin’s (and gold sequin converses for the reception) were a beautiful contrast against their relaxed civil ceremony. Jessica also payed homage to her partners ancestry and her own contemporary taste with a nontraditional bouquet completely filled with glimmering peacock jeweled broaches (the national bird of India.)

After taking a romantic pedicab tour around the city where their hearts first met, the couple returned home to their newly built house with their friends and family for a selection of treats from Vodoo donuts and Poplandia popcorn following a dinner of sweet and savory grilled sandwiches from local food trucks, PBJ’s Grilled and Koi Fusion.

Congratulations Jess & Chintan and thank you June for sharing! For more information about Adorn Invitations, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to their website.

What do you think of today’s real wedding? Let us know in the comments below!

Dress:  Embellish Designs

Hair and Makeup: Melanie Lindsey of Picasso Artistic Salon

Shoes: Christian Louboutin for the ceremony, gold sequin Converse for the reception

Photographer: Powers Photography Studio

Stationery: Adorn Invitations

Cake: Dream Cakes

Food: Display from Voodoo Doughnuts

Flowers: Secret Garden Bouquets

Ceremony Venue: Multnomah County Courthouse

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