For most of us, if we’re on a first date, chances are we would be reluctant to bring up the topic of money. But a recent survey from bankrate.com shows that millennials are more comfortable discussing this touchy topic.
According to the survey, over a third of those between the ages of 23 – 38 said they would be comfortable discussing topics such as credit scores and salaries on a first date. While this may be surprising to some of us, you have to consider their experience. Millennials were strongly affected by the 2008 financial crisis and they have been hit by heavy student loan debt, so finding a partner who is financially responsible is important.
Millennials also look at roles in relationships as more equal. Their more modern view of roles makes it especially important for both individuals in a relationship to contribute equally and be financially responsible.
But regardless of age, if you and your significant other aren’t on the same page financially, it’s time to have the money talk.
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