During my single days, I envisioned my future husband to be handsome, witty, intelligent and sensitive without being wimpy. Fortunately, the guy I married is all of those things -- plus, he's financially responsible. I resisted his penny-pinching ways in the beginning, but have since learned to embrace his fiscal thinking because it's best for our long-term stability.
Unfortunately, money woes are common and often lead to fighting among partners. Once kids join the fray, money becomes even scarcer than it was pre-parenthood. Naturally, the various financial obligations that face each family have the potential to cause sleepless nights. Right now, many families are living paycheck to paycheck, so it's important for couples to get educated on all things money-related. Check out our list of ten mega-important money questions to get your brood on the right financial track.
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