Do you and your partner find yourselves on different pages financially? Are you keen to spend and your partner is a born saver (or miser)?
You're not alone. Studies say opposites attract: savers marry spenders and vice versa. That's what makes communicating, especially about money, important for sustaining a relationship.
Yahoo! Finance expert Farnoosh Torabi suggests every couple set aside one night a week for a financial date night. Keeping financial date night a weekly staple now will help avoid conflicts later, she says.
Dates can be during a couple's dinner or be as low key as a morning coffee or a quick timeout during the seventh inning stretch of a ballgame. The purpose is to check in with each other on sensitive financial topics that are typically left to fester in silence.
Informal but consistent conversation can enhance your bond and avoid some of the feelings Kirk experienced in Episode 3 of Remake America.