Pooling Finances and Relationship Satisfaction

Does the way in which couples manage their money affect happiness in their relationship? Across five studies, we demonstrate that couples who pool their money together experience greater relationship satisfaction, compared to couples who keep all (or some) of their money separate. This is mediated by feelings of financial togetherness.


Emily Garbinsky, Joe Gladstone, and Cassie Mogilner (2019) ,"Pooling Finances and Relationship Satisfaction", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 47, eds. Rajesh Bagchi, Lauren Block, and Leonard Lee, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 569-570.


Emily Garbinsky, University of Notre Dame, USA
Joe Gladstone, University College London
Cassie Mogilner, University of California Los Angeles, USA


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