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19 Things to Expect When You Move in Together

Mom.me Logo By Angelica Lai of Mom.me | Slide 1 of 19: <p>Studies show <a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1741-3729.2012.00715.x/abstract">conflict about money</a> can be a major cause of unhappiness for couples, and there's no greater test of your fiscal compatibility than living together. If you say you always pay rent on time, this is when you have to make your word as good as gold. Now that you'll be splitting a variety of costs, be sure you both talk through each of your spending habits, financial goals and responsibilities, and how much you are willing to pay for things. Trust us, it'll save a lot of stress (and fighting) later.</p>

You'll Have to Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Studies show conflict about money can be a major cause of unhappiness for couples, and there's no greater test of your fiscal compatibility than living together. If you say you always pay rent on time, this is when you have to make your word as good as gold. Now that you'll be splitting a variety of costs, be sure you both talk through each of your spending habits, financial goals and responsibilities, and how much you are willing to pay for things. Trust us, it'll save a lot of stress (and fighting) later.

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