Dating the recently divorced man
One of the first issues newlyweds face is how to handle their finances."Couples struggle about this one," says Ruth Hayden, author of "For Richer, Not Poorer: The Money Book for Couples." Should you merge everything you have and earn into one joint account, or should you maintain individual accounts and open a joint one for household expenses?
By Aleksandra Todorova If you and your partner are like most couples, chances are, you fight about money. 1 reason why couples argue — and many of the recently divorced say those battles were the main reason why they untied the knot.
While anyone will tell you that talking about money is the first step in resolving problems, talk alone won't do the trick.
In fact, a 2004 study commissioned by Smart Money magazine and Redbook, another Hearst publication (Smart Money magazine and Smart are jointly published by Dow Jones and Hearst), found that more than 70% of couples talk about money on a weekly basis. "Most of us don't know to talk about money," says Mary Claire Allvine, a certified financial planner (CFP) and co-author of "The Family CFO: The Couple's Business Plan for Love and Money." "People tend to be emotional and reactive about money, not strategic," she says.
These people will have dates on a regular basis, and they may or may not be having sexual relations.
This period of courtship is sometimes seen as a precursor to engagement or marriage.