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Love and Money: What Statistics Say

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And Some Wish They’d Never Brought It Up…

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In the American Express survey, one third of couples reported finances to be the most stressful facet of their relationship, followed by intimacy at a distant second (11 percent), children (9 percent) and in-laws (4 percent).

While money was the source of marital tensions for 84% of respondents in a Money Magazine survey, couples said they argued more frequently about the kids or taking out the garbage. 13% reported fighting about money several times a month, with the disagreement about financial priorities topping the list of problems. Source: Money Magazine Survey with Mathew Greenwald & Associates (2006)

Still, 64 percent of men and 63 percent of women who participated in the COUNTRY Financial survey said they don’t tend to argue with their partner about money.

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