10 Commandments for a Happy Marriage

To start your happily ever after, apply these golden rules and try to stick to them for as long as you both shall live.
By: 
Sharon Naylor

Third Commandment: Thou Shalt Be Financially Honest


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Sure, this isn't as much fun as buying new lingerie, but it's still a big rule. Honesty is all about trust, so as partners in this life that you're building, you must be 100% open about the financial decisions that you're making, especially during this scary economic period we are living in. There's no hiding purchases, stashing the bills, or dipping into the savings account, thinking he won't notice, because when he realizes (which he will, eventually), it could create a bigger problem. Money has tremendous power in your marriage and this is one of the top issues that lead to divorce. Create a budget together, split the bills, and skip the impulse buys if you don't have your own play money in your pocket, because if trust is broken, it's very hard to get it back.

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