By Tim Kowols
Moving in with a spouse, friend, or family members can add extra tension to the relationship if you are comingling finances. Issues with signing a lease or cosigning a loan become more complicated the more people involved. Gay Pustaver from Money Management Counselors says as you share bills and finances, someone has to be the voice in the room to start the conversation.
Pustaver recommends focusing on the relationship before bringing the money into the conversation to help build the trust and transparency between the parties.