Do you and your partner fight about money? The economic and financial turmoil of the last few years has likely triggered more than one financial squabble among couples.
But Angela Self, who writes a bi-weekly column on managing and saving money for the Globe Investor personal finance site, says that ironically enough, the recent turmoil has spurred some sorely needed money talk in homes across Canada. She believes that understanding your partner's financial character is the key to avoiding conflict. On Monday, Ms. Self provided us with these tips on how couples can see eye to eye in the money department.
Ms. Self joined us on Tuesday Feb. 2nd for a live online web discussion, answering your questions on love and money. To see the questions and answers, click on the Cover it Live box below.
To keep the conversation going, ask Ms. Self a question in her new forum on what triggers money fights in your house.
Ms. Self is a personal finance writer and co-founder of www.smartcookies.com. She's co-hosted two seasons of Smart Cookies on the W Network and co-authored two personal finance books - Smart Cookies Guide to Making More Dough and the just-released Smart Cookies Guide to Couples and Money. You can read and listen to her read an excerpt from the second book here.
Ms. Self lives in downtown Toronto. When she's not crunching numbers she's shopping for deals on anything patent leather, pumps are her favourite, or taking advantage of her favourite season by snowshoeing, snowboarding or sleeping in snow caves.
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