He suggests couples could ask each other these questions:
1. Do you know what insurance policies or investments you have?
2. Do you have the ability to manage money well?
3. Do you have absolute trust in the other person?
Taking the cue from the author, I picked up a conversation with the wife regarding the remaining car loan that we had of $23K ++
I started off: "So we still have a car loan of $23K++"
Wife: "Yup, want me to pay off? I got money in my bank."
Me: "Chey..I also have."
Wife: "Then you pay la"
Me: "I am making my money work hard. So as long as I can earn more than the car loan interest rate, it does not make sense to pay it off. Your one is sitting in the bank and if it is not working harder than the car loan interest, then maybe should use it to pay off."
Wife: "Yah lor. That's why I say use my money to pay off"
Me: " But we can invest it to get better returns."
Wife: "Then you help me invest."
Me: " Of course I can, but it is better you participate. Two heads are better than one. Always good to have a second opinion to make my investment strategy better."
Wife: "My investment knowledge is zero... that's why I leave it in the bank. My brain is used for other things."
Wife: "I don't know la. My only financial goal is to make sure my bank account stays above $78K"