Leslie Tayne was about to marry the apple of her eye. She’d been dating him for 3 years and engaged for 1.
But he was keeping secrets.
Money secrets that is.
I first learned about her story from an article in Business Insider. Far from a male bashing hit-piece, Leslie was thoughtful and gracious (she used fake names) in her portrayal of the relationship’s demise.
This is not a gender thing. It’s a reality thing. 80% of people who divorce cite money fights and problems as the reason.
If we can’t get the money talk right before we say “I do”, we’re setting ourselves up for failure.
Leslie made a tough choice. Given the emotions involved, I’m not sure that I would have made the same decision. I’d like to think that I would have at least pressed pause and given him time to show improve. However, when you start barreling toward that wedding date, judgment can be a little cloudy.
That’s why it’s important to put all cards on the table early. Know what you’re getting into. Do your due diligence and heed the red flags. Learn from Leslie’s experience on this episode of the Midday Money Show.
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“Once someone becomes hesitant or reluctant, that’s when the red flags kicked in.” ~ Leslie Tayne
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