The Money Talk Every Couple Needs to Have Posted on 15. December 2021. by Jasmina Saric Email 1. A verb which means: to reveal information that wasn’t known before, especially secret informationdisclosestriveimmerse 2. A noun which means: a romantic partner, either married or unmarriedimmersionvulnerabilitysignificant other 3. A noun which means: problems, disagreements or trouble between two people or groups of peoplepredictorstrifevulnerability 4. A noun which means: something which indicates what will happen in the futurepredictorcapabilitystrife 5. A noun which means: a skill needed to do a certain taskspousecapabilityimmersion 6. A noun which means: a partner you are married tospousesignificant otherstrife 7. A noun which means: a situation when a person is completely involved in a situationvulnerabilitycapabilityimmersion 8. A noun which means: something which causes a person or an object to be open to physical or emotional damagepredictorvulnerabilityspouse 9. Video Part 1: What percentage of people would rather talk about their previous romantic relationships with a new partner than talk about finances?17%80%78% 10. Video Part 1: What, according to Wendy De La Rosa, is the strongest predictor of divorce?weak relationshipdating historyfinancial disagreements 11. Video Part 1: What does Wendy De La Rosa think you need to discuss if you want to improve your relationship?household choresmoneynumber of future children 12. Video Part 2: A study in 2018 showed that the partner who managed the couple’s finances ...improved their skills over time.suffered from far higher levels of stress within the partnership.was more likely to leave the partnership.was more likely to be using more money for themselves. 13. Video Part 2: Women live longer than men ...55% of the time65% of the time.75% of the time85% of the time 14. Video Part 2: If you haven’t been responsible for managing finances, ...you should avoid doing it because it’s complex.it’s much easier to make serious errors and lose money.it’s much more difficult to understand later on.she recommends taking a short online course to help with the basics. 15. Video Part 2: Research has shown that trust, cooperation and intimacy in relationships is improved by ...seeing a professional therapist.sharing fears and weaknesses with each other.shopping together.saving for large purchases together. 16. Video Part 2: Of the three financial questions Wendy De La Rosa asks you to consider, she does not ask: ...How do you measure your financial success?Should you seek professional financial help?What are your long-term financial goals?Which financial decision do you wish your parents had not made? 17. Video Part 2: The first step she suggests you take with your partner is ...write down everything you have spent money on together in the last month.create a spreadsheet showing your income and your spending.set some time aside to have a discussion.talk to a registered financial advisor. Time is Up!