Survey shows money can buy happiness for married couples

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It’s been said that money can’t buy happiness, but Money Management International’s Love and Money Survey shows that 89 percent of married couples with annual household incomes of $50,000 or more say that they are happy compared to 79 percent of couples with an annual household income below that level. According to 63 percent of the unhappily married couples’ surveyed, financial issues is the primary source of unhappiness, which is a big increase from the 59 percent who cited the same in 2009.

Financial security is important to the success of a relationship, which is why the educators at Money Management International (MMI) offer resources designed especially for couples who want to better manage their money and improve their financial lives.

Four financial resources for couples

1. He Said, She Said Infographic. When it comes to money are men and women really from two different planets? This love and money infographic depicts the difference between the sexes when it comes to finances.

2. Free financial webinars. Let’s talk: Couples and Money is a free webinar for couples who want to learn how to better communicate about their finances. Register for the next webinar taking place February, 21 at 11AM EST on MoneyManagement.org.

3. Love and Money: Your Guide to the Coupling of Finance and Romance. This free eBook offers a wealth of information from serious topics like which ten questions to ask before you commit to fun and frugal date ideas.

4. Love and Money section on MoneyManagement.org. MMI’s love and money financial section is a central location for couples to find all the resources listed above, plus articles, poll questions, tools, videos and calculators, to help couples successfully handle their finances.

While planning your financial futures together can be a lot of fun, financial rough spots happen. Plan for financial mishaps as best you can, and remember to seek help if you feel you are getting in over your head in debt.