Purdue expert: Money woes can doom relationships

A Purdue University expert says people should look into their sweetheart’s financial health before getting caught up in
the romance of Valentine’s Day.

Associate professor of consumer sciences Sharon Burns says there are often clues
that a person’s significant other is unable to manage money well, which she says can doom relationships.

says it’s a bad sign if a person is unable to financially support themselves without help. Other bad habits include borrowing
money from a sweetheart or falling behind on credit card payments after charging normal living expenses.

says if someone always has to have the latest gadgets or luxuries, it could be a sign of personal insecurity or a lack of
discipline regardless of their ability to afford such items.

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