According to Padawer, couples should talk about what you'll do when you disagree about spending in the future (trust, it'll happen), and whether either of you has any debt that the other should know about."Some couples are content to let one person handle the finances, while others like to split up the responsibilities," says Randy Padawer, Consumer Education Specialist at Lexington Law Firm.
We can only do our best to do these things, set boundaries and the rest you will have to take one step at a time.
Think about all these questions quietly on your own to make sure your values align with your partner's. Do you have any strong gut feelings about this move?
It probably just means you need to talk things out a bit more before making the big move.
Even if you don't plan to get married, you should decide what signifies to you both that your relationship is on the right track."Before couples move in together they need to be clear on their budget," says Pam Friedman, author and certified financial planner focused on marital financial planning.
"It's a good idea to start by defining expenses that are joint and those that are not.