Don't make these six money mistakes of newlyweds


The quickest way to end the honeymoon stage of your new life together is to get off on the wrong foot when it comes to your new financial life together. Unfortunately for all the effort that many churches and groups put into pre-marital counseling, many miss the mark when it comes to money.

If you want to stay on the good side of your new better half here are six money mistakes of newlyweds from Kiplinger, and how to make sure you and your spouse can avoid these stressful mistakes.

  1. Keeping money secrets

  2. Not having a budget

  3. Giving one person the financial reins

  4. Dragging debt down the aisle

  5. Sweating the small stuff

  6. Failing to plan for an emergency

Money can be a tough topic, even in the best of times, and it becomes especially important to be on the same page when times are tough. Even though there's some debate about whether money is really the leading cause of divorce in America, the fact that 43% of first marriages don't last 15 years should be enough to convince you to spend some time learning about these mistakes.