Here's an interesting question, inspired by this comment on the last post:
I will say that being (very committed) with my boyfriend has definitely helped me act on my financial goals- I had the goals before, but he has helped me with the willpower to follow through on them. Being in a relationship where you both have the same ideals can make it much easier to act on them, especially if you make that commitment together.Does your significant other make it easier or harder to reach your financial goals?
Even in a relationship where both people share the same financial values, sometimes the answer might be no. I kind of feel that way about my current relationship: we're both people who value frugality and actively save for retirement but we seem to make each other a bit lazy when it comes to cooking in instead of eating out, which can be a big money drain. It's also dangerous to go shopping with someone who tells you you look sexy in clothes you might otherwise never try on, let alone buy!
How about you, readers? How has being in a relationship affected your financial progress? Does it change things if there is an income disparity between the members of the couple? Let's hear your stories, suggestions, etc...