For too many couples, money conflicts can blindside a solid relationship.
About 68 percent of couples said money conflicts would be their "number one" reason for divorce — even more often than infidelity, according to a recent Bank of Montreal survey. A Utah State study found that fighting over money was a strong predictor of a split.
What should you do if you've just embarked on couplehood and want to avert the money trouble lurking around the corner?
Joel Eastwood of the Toronto Star recommended asking your partner the following questions when the relationship starts to get serious:
• Are they good with their money or struggling to make ends meet?
• Are they a spender or a saver?
• What sort of income, investments or family entitlements do they have?
• How does that compare to your attitudes?
Ruth Hayden, personal finance educator and consultant, joins The Daily Circuit to take your questions and offer advice on money issues in relationships.
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