Agreeing to start saving money can be difficult for any relationship. Recently, ESSERLAW LLC came across a great article from that shares some great helpful tips for convincing your signicant other to save money. Here is a excerpt from the blog post:

It’s a new year, and you may be ready for a new you: one who has money in the bank and a plan for retirement.

Unfortunately, if you’re a wannabe saver who is married to a spendthrift, you face an uphill battle. Here’s how to bridge the divide and get your spouse on board when it comes to putting money aside for the future.

1. Stop nagging
2. Tune in to his or her personality
3. Focus on shared goals
4. Bring in a third party
5. Make it automatic
6. Do it yourself

Being a saver married to a spendthrift can put you in a difficult position, but it’s not a hopeless situation. Look for what motivates your spouse, and then appeal to whatever that is. Above all, remember this is a person you love and cherish. Treat your partner with the respect and kindness they deserve, even if you do you think he or she has financial flaws.

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Source:, Maryalene LaPonsie – January 20, 2016