A couple of days ago, my husband and I were having one of our infamous pow wow sessions about business, goals and leaving a legacy for our twins. You can’t have a pow wow session in marriage and not include money. As we were talking about steps we would take for our businesses and financial goals set, I began thinking about how many couples probably could not have this discussion due to their financial baggage.
Let me ask you the question – Is money your friend or your enemy? What you think about money affects how you handle it? The definition of friend is a person whom one knows, likes and trusts. What do you know about money? What do you know about how you handle money? Do you trust yourself with money? Be careful how you answer these questions you just may discover some insightful information about yourself that may need some adjustment.
Let’s look at the definition of enemy – one who feels hatred toward, intends injury to, or opposes the interests of another? Do you feel hatred towards money? If so, why? Does money intend to injure you or does it injure you because of a lack of financial skills? Do you oppose money being in your life? I know, we’ve all heard money doesn’t grow on trees. Is money your enemy because of poor financial choices?
Whether money is your enemy or your friend, as you prepare for marriage you need to get a handle on what it is to you, what you would like it to do and how you will present your financial background to your future spouse! You shouldn’t ever keep financial secrets. Financial secrets can divide a marriage as well as break trust. Start your marriage out on the best footing you can. Imagine putting your hand on your future spouse’s hand knowing they have your back! Money does mean security for some!