Earning less than $30,000 a year is a ‘deal breaker’ for daters, new survey finds


Couples are often unaware of just how important discussing finances can be when it comes to dating. According to a survey from Western & Southern Financial Group, many couples don't even bring up the topic until after marriage. Shockingly, people even have financial deal breakers when it comes to seeing someone as a potential partner.

The survey showed that the deal-breaking salary was below the median annual salary in the United States, which is $37,522. More than one-fourth of those surveyed said they didn't even bring up their salaries until after marriage. Student loan debt was another deal breaker, with respondents stating that anything over $28,076 was unacceptable. Personal loans and credit card debt were also sources of tension while dating.

Experts suggest talking about finances early in a relationship. It's important to be on the same page when it comes to long-term goals and daily spending. Some questions to ask your partner can include: What are your financial goals? What are your financial fears? What are your non-negotiable items? How will we blend our finances?, and How will we spend or save?

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