How to Choose the Right Partner for Life and Financial Success

Money Girl recommends 5 important traits to look for when choosing a life partner (plus many to avoid), so you have a happy relationship and a successful financial life together.

Laura Adams, MBA
8-minute read
Episode #402

When someone asks me about the most important factor for achieving financial success, my response usually takes him or her by surprise.

You might expect me to say that what’s most important for your financial health is living within your means, investing early, or creating a financial plan. While those are important, in my opinion, nothing is more essential to your financial success than the person you share your life with.   

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In this episode, I’ll tell you 5 important traits to look for when you’re choosing a life partner, plus many to avoid. Not only will these characteristics help you choose a great partner, but you’ll also be more likely to have a successful financial life together.

And if you're already married or have a long-term partner, reviewing these 5 traits will be a great reminder for how to keep your relationship as healthy as possible.

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How to Choose the Right Life Partner

Full disclosure, I’m not a psychiatrist or a marriage counselor. However, my authority on choosing the right life partner comes from being happily married for over two decades!


About the Author

Laura Adams, MBA

Laura Adams received an MBA from the University of Florida. She's an award-winning personal finance author, speaker, and consumer advocate who is a frequent, trusted source for the national media. Money-Smart Solopreneur: A Personal Finance System for Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, and Side-Hustlers is her newest title. Laura's previous book, Debt-Free Blueprint: How to Get Out of Debt and Build a Financial Life You Love, was an Amazon #1 New Release. Do you have a money question? Call the Money Girl listener line at 302-364-0308. Your question could be featured on the show.