Before you splurge on a big-ticket item, make sure the two of you are on the same financial page

By Lisa Tucker
March 23, 2018

The car is in the shop for the ninth time this year, and you’ve got to make the call: New alternator? Or brand new car? Whether you’re deciding to buy a used minivan, a replacement dishwasher, or (dare to dream?) a little ski cabin in the woods, it’s crucial to have go over some important questions with your partner before handing over your credit card—otherwise you may wind up having some much less pleasant conversations later on. Here are five points to discuss:

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