They say money makes the world go round, and nowhere is this more true than in relationships. It's one of the leading causes of marital strife, as we have all been told. The way you spend money really can make or break your dating life, too.
But how do you know whether your man is compatible with you financially?
A few years back, my husband and I started seeing a financial planner, who I swear did more for our marriage than any counselor ever could. According to her, every person walks into a marriage or a relationship with an emotional tie to money, and the way we grow up influences that. For instance, my husband was raised in a house where they did everything themselves -- cleaning, cooking, fixing things. In my house, we outsourced. We walked into our marriage with different expectations, and that caused enormous fights.