Have you thought about how views on finances could affect your relationship?

 

Research from TIAA finds that only 4% of people who are married or living together are willing to defer to their partner if they disagree on money matters*. The good news is that couples agree on many day-to-day financial issues – including how to spend on children, vacations and eating out. 

 

But will there be a happy ending? It’s hard to tell, because many people in relationships don’t know if they agree or disagree with their partner on saving for retirement. That could mean they aren’t talking about it.  And an earlier study of TIAA retirees found that most couples who share a vision for retirement are satisfied – and many even say their relationship has improved.

 

*TIAA Voices of Experience survey, https://www.tiaa.org/public/search-results?qryStr=voices

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