Journalist Nicole Haddow has entered a new phase of her financial life – as one half of a couple. At 39, she merged finances for the first time and as the author of Smashed Avocado and The Ethical Investor she had spent more than a decade researching personal finance, but is now discovering that sharing money and assets in the 2020s is complex.
The traditional breadwinner husband and stay-at-home wife dynamics are increasingly rare. Relationships take many forms, with couples often having to navigate new social and financial issues. How do you split costs when one person earns more than the other? Should you discuss what happens if it doesn’t work out? Is it right to ask your partner to contribute to your super while you’re on parental leave? Should you go all-in with a joint bank account? How do you talk about money without killing the romance?
Couple Goals is a practical and inspiring look at what can be achieved if you’re a united team. Nicole shares her own story, talks to experts and couples who hold the secrets to success, and shows that when a couple is aligned in their financial values and vision for the future, anything is possible.