Quick! Do you know how much income your partner makes in a year? What about how much retirement savings s/he has? If the answer is no to both questions, will you ask to find out?
Recent research shows that amongst newlyweds “20 percent [of men] had secret financial accounts their partners didn't know about, compared to 12 percent of women.”
The difficulties of talking openly about money seems to common to many relationships. How financially open are you in your relationship?