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Prospects of Harmony

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When it comes to love and money, the prospects for harmony don’t always depend on what is disclosed. They also hinge on what is not. You do not have to merge all your finances. Many couples are more comfortable with separate accounts. But you should at least trade logins and passwords so that financial information is available to partners if they want it. If your significant other becomes “withdrawn or defensive” at the idea, that is another warning sign.