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How do you get financially intimate?Dr. Phil McGraw

Suze Orman: I'll tell you how. We had [a husband and wife] - Komel was thinking that she was paying more in monthly expenses than Jim was. They don't know what's really going on between the two of them with their money. So, [if] they can merge their money, they could have it all in one account, but that isn't going to solve the problem of, "Oh well, I'm putting more into that account than you're putting in." And "I'm spending more than this."

[Couples] need to just slow it down a little and get familiar with the bills that they both are paying. [They need to] see what their things are, deal with the credit card debt that they came into this relationship with and start from there. After that is done, then they can start on the same footing.

Next: How many dates before you start talking about money seriously?

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