Amarillo's money man, Dan Johnson can help you figure all that out. Now let's get down to business, other than pricey bouquets of roses, why are we talking about money on Valentine's Day?
What does money have to do with relationships?
· Money is two things, a tool and a measuring device. We use it as a tool to build and trade for things. So ask yourself if what you're building and buying is in sync with your partners priorities. Its also a measuring device. We use it to measure either success or security. Men often lean toward success…women toward security. Make sure you're keeping that in mind with the way you treat your money and your partner.
Money is often stated as the primary reason for most divorces. Why do you think that is?
· People don't usually fight about how much or how little money they make or have. They often fight about what they're doing with their money. This goes back to the money as a tool and a measuring device rule. If your partner is important to you, make sure you're using your money in a way that matches their priorities and values, or at the very least find a balance between the two of you, and work as a team.
How can I best use my money to speak love to my significant other?
· Think about the things that matter most to your significant other. I can almost guarantee its not a heart-shaped box of chocolates from Wal-mart.
· For instance, if your sweetheart is security oriented, think of things like a nice balance in the savings account, an IRA for retirement, life and disability insurance to protect your family if something happens to you. Use your money to build their sense of security.