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According to one study, couples that argued early in their relationships (regardless of income, debt, etc.) were more likely to divorce.Could it be that getting on the same page about money is the key to marital bliss?And that poses an interesting question: does money matter when dating, especially early on?

You have assets, debts and obligations…far more complications than when you were in your 20s and had an apartment and $200 in the bank.

One of the articles I was quoted in this week was the Wall Street Journal’s Money Watch.

In it, I tell you how and when to bring up the money topic…like a grownup.

The beauty of dating now is that there’s no room for being coy about things that impact your ability to form a lasting partnership.

Ignoring the topic would have been the easy way out for Pam and Larry, who met on Senior People and now are married.

Three months into their long-distance relationship, Larry brought up the topic because money had been such a major issue in a prior marriage. Start talking about money right away, particularly if it has been an issue in past relationships.

Maybe it’s because I talk about money all day, but I haven’t really found the sweet spot for when it’s okay to start talking about money or when it’s appropriate to throw money management into the equation of “desirable dating qualities.” Seems like everyone agrees that it’s not cool to talk debt and taxes on date number one.

Love may make the world go ‘round, but disagreements over money can stop even the best relationship dead in its tracks.

Money is the number one problem in marriages and the number one cause of divorce.

This is worth repeating: Money is the number one problem in marriages and the number one cause of divorce.

That may be taking it too far, but to say that money doesn’t matter at all is naïve. While it may be too far to write someone off who is bad with money, it may be a major red flag if you are with someone who is terrible with money.

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