The way couples talk about money — and fight about it, inevitably — doesn't depend on whether they're married or not. There are good and bad ways to discuss topics as emotional as money, no matter where you are in your relationship.
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Q: I fell behind on my student loan payments, and I’m ready to get them back on schedule. Where do I start?
Q: I know it’s a good idea to talk about financial habits before getting engaged or married. But how early in a relationship should I broach money topics?
Q: It seems like all my income disappears by the end of the month, and I want to know where it’s going. What’s the best way to keep track of my spending?
Q: My parents took out loans to pay for my college education and I feel guilty that they’re still paying them back. How can I help?
A: I’m with you.
Q: I’m going to college for the first time in my late 20s after working for several years. How do I pay for it while dealing with potentially less income in the meantime?