Brighter And some

Engaged couples have highest hopes for love and money

by Karleen Jentz, Copywriter 9 February 2017

Thinking of popping the question this Valentine’s Day? If he or she says ‘yes’ then the numbers suggest you’ll join the most financially optimistic group in Australia.

More than half of all brides- and grooms-to-be expect to be financially better off in a year’s time, according to analysis from Roy Morgan Research.

It analysed Consumer Confidence data late last year to find a budding romance swells expectations of the heart and the hip pocket.

Of an estimated 460,000 engaged Australians, 56% expect stronger finances in a year, compared to the national average of 39%.

However this optimism will be short-lived for some newlyweds as financial confidence plummets amongst those expecting a baby, according to the research.

One in five people expecting a bundle of joy also expect to be financially worse off a year from now.

The life lesson here is clear: enjoy the honeymoon before it’s over!

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