Battle of the Bucks

Couples fight about money more than any other issue. Here's what they fight over.

By PT Staff, published on November 1, 2004 - last reviewed on January 25, 2005

Marriage and money are scarcely a civil union. Couples fight about money more than any other issue. This is as true of couples who stay married

as of couples who wind up divorcing. The main financial matters they fight over:

Debts (credit card and others)

Levels of spending and saving (Women tend to think men should make more, while men tend to think that women should spend less.)

Time spent working

Differences in long-term financial goals

(such as retirement savings)

Money chores (such as balancing the checkbook and paying bills)