I am often asked, “My spouse and I don’t agree about money. What can we do?” Several years ago I asked Scott Steinbarger, licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist of West Metro Christian Counseling to shed some light on this for us. I’m sharing Scott’s perspective again today as it is Women’s Money Week 2016 (#WMW16) and that makes this article so timely. Here’s Scott’s perspective in his own words.
Money. No worries, right? All right, kidding aside, money stress and conflict is real. Learning to manage money in your marriage is, while challenging, very important. “But we don’t agree on money!” That’s okay. Let’s start by acknowledging there are multiple money styles: spender, saver, planner, spontaneous, etc. Whatever the variation, there are a few things that you should not do.Read More