What you can do next
Start paying attention to how your partner thinks about and handles money—and talk the talk. But understand that having financial differences doesn't mean your relationship won't last, while similar financial philosophies doesn’t guarantee paradise. Instead, financial compatibility is more about knowing the preferences and skills you both have, and agreeing to a setup or system you’re both comfortable with. As long as you’re mutually aware and in control of what you want to control, you'll likely be in good shape.