November this year will mark the 100th anniversary of women being afforded the right to vote in the UK, with the island nation following a trail that had been previously blazed by Australia and New Zealand back in 1902.
It’s hard to consider the current financial landscape without this in mind, particularly given the strange juxtapose that exists in the western world. In Australia, for example, the gender pay gap has actually increased over the course of the last 15 years, despite the fact the iGeneration (comprising of individuals aged between 18 and 24) is set to become the first generation with more female breadwinners than male.
Given this, and the capacity of finances to come between couples at the best of times, there’s no doubt that shifting cultural and societal norms could pose challenges in the current climate. In this article, we’ll look at how couples can account for these and overcome the money issues that exist in their relationship:
Ensure that you and your Partner have Aligned Goals
Recently, the Greater Bank of Australia explored some of these issues in greater detail, by commissioning this study on the role that finances play in modern relationships.