1| Financial Stability
…is important when moving in.
And here is why:
- Dual-income vs. Sole income. If you are currently unemployed or are studying towards your career you might be expecting for their to be one bread winner. Communication is key. There are a lot of dual-income households because in this day-in-age, one income is just not enough to live comfortably.
- Separating bills before moving in. Agreeing on who is responsible for what bill eliminates awkward conversations and last minute scramming. Key word: Agreeing.
- Who earns more? 50/50 is not always the best route to go. Typically, if someone is earning considerably more than another then they should try to pitch in a little more. Why? Because that way you both can have spending money and be able to save.
- Joint accounts vs. Individual accounts. This is all a matter of opinion and which you prefer. Honestly, I would probably do both; keep an individual account but open a joint one. Humans go through many relationships throughout their lives so having your own account can help you have a net when worst case scenario happens.
- Ways to save money!1. Changing to energy efficient light bulbs.2. Cooking/Meal Prepping
3. Getting a water filter system (Ex. Brita)
4. Building good habits ( Ex. Turning off the lights or eating leftovers first)
5. Clip coupons/Use money savings apps