In our experience, it’s not a very effective way to get your financial sh*t together. Once you’re in a serious relationship—and Stash Wealth considers it serious if you’re living together—you’ll find it doesn’t make any sense to exclude your partner from the kinds of conversations you’ll need to have to build a successful plan (kinda hard to calculate a home purchase or retirement costs if we only have half the information). It’s also a lot easier to achieve financial goals if the two of you are working towards them together. Finally, let’s be real—couples fight about money more than anything else, even sex. While talking about money might not seem like a sexy activity, you just might find that sharing your financials with one another is actually a great way to build a deeper connection.