Some habits are good for you—flossing, exercise, getting eight hours of sleep.(Oh, if only.) And doing the same thing over and over again can feel comfortable, and even safe.These are some of the worst money habits for relationships. Ninety percent of respondents in the survey who described themselves as happy in their relationships said they were not keeping any secrets about money.And 11 percent said that keeping a secret about money was the biggest money mistake they'd ever made.But when habits sabotage your financial health, it's time to turn off the autopilot and start making active, careful decisions about your money and your life.Below, experts point out 10 patterns that will wreak havoc with your bottom line—and offer tips for turning over a new financial leaf. If you're putting only 3 or 4% into your company 401(k), you're behind.It isn't easy, as any of us who've loved and wound up in the red can tell you. In between the flowers and the heart flutters, take the time to see if the person you love fits any of these eight signs.By the way, this advice is steeped in real-life experience, as well as a survey by TD Ameritrade about the biggest financial dealbreakers in Americans' love lives.
After reading these signs, if you're tempted to say, "Oh, but my lovebunny isn't like that...," call your mom or your closest friend and discuss.
According to TD Bank’s survey findings, happier respondents spoke more often about money than respondents who talked about it less often.
For example, 78 percent of respondents who discuss money at least once a week say they are happy in their relationship.
In comparison, only 50 percent of respondents who talk about money less than every few months say they are happy.
Part of the reason talking and sharing your feelings about money with your partner could make you happier is because you’ll naturally start sharing your personal goals and feelings that are unrelated to finances.