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4 reasons money is important in relationships

04 April 2016, 23:05 Shakila Alivitsa

Nairobi - Money matters in relationships are important. Ask anyone. Why is it so important to discuss them?

Always do a re-evaluation of who is sorting out what constantly

This is especially important when someone changes a job, there is a shift in salary and someone feels like they are overburdened. As much as most couples go in rosy after outlining what each of them will take care of, we all know it reaches a point where bitterness builds up. The reality is rarely what you anticipated when coming up with the first contract.

A spouse may get a significant bump in the salary but they will still just want to deal with food alone and not help out the other one. The other one agreed to the initial agreement because they knew of their partner’s situation but now that it has changed, they want different. But how do you start such a conversation without creating a new problem?

Another one might lose a job or get a reduction but the other one does not want to understand that they will need help. Soon enough everyone is sulking because a certain bill is not sorted.

The limits of what you can invest and how

In a good marriage, most couples have a joint account where each makes a contribution according to what they can. No matter how small. Try it, you will see how far you go in terms of investment by the end of the year. It does not take all of your salary, you can keep that a secret but you two have something you share and can work on as a couple.

The problem with this one is when a partner is out of hand either with investment or spending. You need to draw a line on pyramid schemes that they should agree to. No one can touch the money without the other’s knowledge. You should make your investments together when it comes to this money equally. You can do what you want with your salary but this one is for the family and the kids.

How much of your finances are taken out by family

Family is normally a problem for a lot of couples especially the young ones. You want them to help but after a while, when the both of you are struggling you are wondering how not to step on someone’s toes. You now ask yourself if they will tell you, ‘my money my business.’ It gets to a point either they are suffering or you are bearing your household weight alone. Tender topic but that is why you need to keep re-evaluating everything. If they take care of what they need to then you can easily let it go.

Saving for old age

Almost all African parents know that, after the kids graduate, they have to take care of you but most of you forget that you cannot control your kid if they are not with you. You do not know how they will turn out and whom they will end up with. The minute you see them struggling in their own homes, it starts to hit you too late on the fact that you have nowhere to turn. Start saving as early as you can for your old age and put in place sources of income for yourselves. That 

way if they ever are not able to step up, you do not need them to. If they can step in, that is fine. But do not get yourselves in a desperate situation as husband and wife due to poor planning while you were young. 

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