Show your finances some self-love

Show your finances some self-love Are you guilty of changing your spending habits when you’re in a relationship? Do you have a financial plan, or are you relying on a partner to take care of you in retirement? Whatever your situation, there’s never been a better time to step up and take charge of your finances. Your relationship status can have a big impact on your finances. From spending and managing your money, to the …

10 money conversations to have when your relationship heats up

10 money conversations to have when your relationship heats up It’s probably not the sexiest thing the two of you have on the to-do list but putting off talking about your financial expectations could see you butting heads. If you have been together for a while or are edging on making a big financial decision together, having the money talk could make a big difference to whether you go the distance. Here is a list …

10 money conversations to have when your relationship heats up

  10 money conversations to have when your relationship heats up It’s probably not the sexiest thing the two of you have on the to-do list but putting it off could see you butting heads. Whether or not money issues got in the way of past relationships, you may be thinking, there’s no way you’re going to pull back on that long passionate kiss you might get after work today to drop the f bomb …

Who calls the money shots in your relationship?

Who calls the money shots in your relationship? When it comes to all things money, how are decisions reached in your relationship? Is everything up for discussion or do you each take the lead on different financial matters? The recent UBS Own Your Worth report based on a survey of 1700 married couples in the US revealed some interesting findings about who takes charge in money matters. 88% of women in same-sex couples and 90% of women …

Five ways money can wreck your relationship

Five ways money can wreck your relationship Although women are often portrayed in television and film as “shopaholics” – for example spending thousands of dollars on shoes – in reality it is more likely for women in relationships to be the conservatives and the men the risk takers, says Kane Jiang, managing director at AA Financial Planning in Perth. “From a financial planner’s perspective,” Jiang says that couples often argue due to their “different risk …

Relationship rules for your finances (Video)

Relationship rules for your finances (Video)  Your relationship might be rock solid. But any romance can come unstuck when you fall out over money. Keep those financial squabbles at bay with our friendly guide to joint finances. If you have a question you’d like answered by a professional financial planner please email us at financialpartners@financialpartners.com.au. We’d love to hear from you. This video contains general financial advice only. It is provided by an Australian Financial …

5 ways to do more with less money in your relationship

 5 ways to do more with less money in your relationship We all want to live a good life with our partner, but does that have to include fine dining every night and travelling to exotic destinations? Guest contributor, James Trethewie Financial Planner AFP® brings you five tips for enjoying the best in life without blowing the budget. 1. Keep track of the little things Everybody’s idea of living well is going to be different. When …

Share financial goals to make your relationship stronger

  Share financial goals to make your relationship stronger When money can be such a big source of stress and conflict in relationships, it makes sense to get on the same page with finances. Our guest contributor, James Trethewie Financial Planner AFP®offers some important advice to help couples succeed in sharing and achieving their financial goals. So you’re convinced that love conquers all and money matters can’t possibly come between you and your partner. Some …

Relationship breakdown

Relationship breakdown It’s a sad fact, but according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2012, there were 49,917 divorces granted in Australia, an increase of 982 (2.0%) compared to 2011. People between 40-44 years of age had the highest percentage of divorces granted, with 16.9% of males and 17.6% of females being granted a divorce falling in the age group in 2012. In the midst of all the emotional turmoil caused …