You've found the perfect mate, you think. Then, over Valentine's Day, you're out for dinner and notice a pattern: she orders one of the most expensive bottles of wine on the menu, and while window shopping afterwards, seems drawn to the priciest stores. Champagne tastes? Can you live with that?
Or, consider this: you and your significant other, both divorced and in your 40s, are house hunting. He thinks it's okay to stop saving for retirement for the next few years to buy a bigger place. You think to yourself, "There's no way I'm cutting back with only 20 or 30 years to go."
You know the stakes are high when it comes to financial compatibility and relationships -- many studies show how much financial stress leads to relationship breakdowns. So how do you start talking about money, which is still a taboo topic in many relationships? Take this quiz about your partner, then give it to him or her and ask him to answer the same questions:
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