Amongst American couples, 30% say finances cause the most stress in their relationship, 11% say intimacy, 9% say their children while 4% say their in-laws. Additionally, 91% of Americans find reasons to avoid money talks with their partner; 43% of the general population talked money before marriage, while 57% of affluent couples and 81% of young professionals did so; and 12% of the general population have never talked about money with their spouse. This, according to the latest American Express “Spending & Saving Tracker” survey, also shows 66% of couples share all monthly expenses; 34% divide their bills each month; 48% of young professionals separate monthly expenses, as do 37% of affluents and 34% of the general population. Additionally, 43% of young professionals keep some or all of their debt separate from their spouse or significant other, compared with 20% of the general population and 22% of affluents; 55% of the general population and 63% of affluent couples carry an equal amount of debt, while only 39% of young professionals do so.
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