Couples are much more coy about sharing information about their debts and investments than swopping their medical histories, waiting up to nine months into the relationship to even mention what they earn.

A survey by US-based personal finance website Motley Fool shows that it takes 10 months for couples to share what they owe and 11 months to share what they have saved. This despite these issues being crucial to understanding if you share enough values around money to build a strong relationship. ..

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