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4 Top Money Mistakes Couples Make

On TV it’s rare for couples or even roommates to fight about money. Reality isn’t always entertaining.

Arguments about finances are often what lead to the end of a relationship. Money matters are always a top reason for marital discontent. That’s because when it comes to money, opposites often attract.

It’s kind of a universal dynamic in relationships, says Olivia Mellan, a couples therapist and money coach. She’s seen all sorts of combinations: money hoarders marrying free spenders, or money worriers hooking up with avoiders who hate to talk or think about it.

Such combinations present challenges when the two individuals become a couple.

If you’re in a relationship whether married or not, and your significant other says one of the following, you may be on the road to one of the four biggest money mistakes that couples make.  Check out the list on