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3: What You've Learned

LifeValues for Spouses and Partners

If you share money decisions with a romantic partner or other family member, the LifeValues quiz will benefit you most if you both participate.

When both you and your partner understand your LifeValues, you can uncover problems and smooth the way for better communication. These relationship benefits can affect other personal and professional choices as well.

Getting Started

Work through the LifeValuesQuiz and the exercises on your own. Spend some time reflecting on your own life history and decision-making style. Then ask your spouse or partner to take these exercises also and compare your results. (Download a PDF version of the LifeValues Exercises and Quiz here.)

LifeValues Quiz

Compare your scores in each of the four LifeValues. Discuss the similarities and differences in your values, particularly where your spouse or partner scores low and you score high, or vice versa.

LifeValues Exercises

Talk about where your values differ and where they match.

Where your values line up, you can strengthen your financial decision making together as a team, and move more quickly toward your goals.

Where your values are different, you can gain understanding of your partner or spouse’s family history and motivations when making financial decisions. This will help you make future financial decisions, because you will better understand where you each are coming from, and what you are willing to compromise.

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