An old Swiss saying suggests that love and money do not mix. That’s not entirely without foundation – money is one of the most common causes of arguments between couples. That is why it’s so important for you to plan your finances properly together and discuss your individual expectations. The issue usually festers away under the surface for a while before causing arguments. Not everyone shares the same ideals – there’ll always be things that are more important to your partner than to you.
A budget can be a very good way of establishing individual expectations with regard to financial outgoings in a relationship. This might rarely be needed when things are going well. But later on when somebody feels overlooked, harmony in a relationship can be quickly restored by working out a budget together.