Managing your own money can be hard enough, so throwing another person into the equation can make things downright chaotic, according to findings from TD Bank’s 2016 Love & Money survey. But managing your money as a couple has its benefits, too. Plus, it isn’t as hard as you might think.

“Managing your financial health is not much different than managing your physical well-being,” said “Master Matchmaker® Steve Ward, founder of And, it isn’t about obsessing over the numbers. Instead, as Ward put it, “budgeting is like rationing. Counting dollars and cents is not much different than counting calories.”

As the saying goes, two brains are better than one, and many couples find financial success when they join forces to tackle budgeting and money management. If want to take your #relationshipgoals to the next level, here are seven secrets — as well as some useful money habits — you and your partner should know if you want to be a financially successful couple.


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