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The merit of teamwork

Couples who make joint decisions have fewer financial problems

Have you ever wondered who makes more spending and saving choices in the average household? Researchers for the TFI, asked more than 1,000 couples in the Netherlands.

Their report answers how these couples arrive at their financial decisions, whether they are jointly made or how they prioritise each other’s preferences in different categories of spending. Joint decisions about holidays, durable goods, dining out, and car purchases are common, but clothing and even childcare are much more individual.