10 Questions to Evaluate Your Marriage’s Finances

If you are married or engaged, use these questions to unite around a critical component in marriage — finances.

  1. Would you characterize your upbringing by financial prosperity or poverty? How has that affected your attitude toward finances?
  2. How would you describe your level of fulfillment in your job right now? 
  3. If you could change one thing about your job, what would it be?
  4. Would you consider yourself more of a spender or a saver? Why?
  5. Would you consider your spouse more of a spender or a saver? Why?
  6. How do you think we could collaborate about our financial future better?
  7. What changes would you make about our financial interactions if it was all up to you?
  8. What future financial questions concern you about our family?
  9. What is one financial practice you have noticed in other marriages that you would avoid in our relationship?
  10. What do you think healthy generosity to others looks like within our family?