Being on the same page with your partner on the finance topic is just as important as any other life matter. Especially when you are in a long-term relationship, the decisions that your partner makes will effect you, just as much as yours effect them. Having an open conversation once a month, or any other time period that works best for you, will ensure that the lines of conversation are always open. This way, you can hope not to encounter any surprises along the way. Those sit downs can also lead to both of you having more money in your accounts. Reviewing each other’s finances and expenses can help see things that a person may miss if he doesn’t share that information with anyone. Not to mention, honesty and openness can improve your relationship tremendously.