Story Pitch: Love and Finances - A Perfect Match this Valentine's Day

According to a recent study by Utah State University, nearly a third of couples say they've lied to their spouses about money. Two-thirds of respondents say it's led to arguments. So what can be done to keep that relationship thriving this Valentine's Day and beyond? Whether you've been together for many years or just got engaged, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) recommends the following steps:

- Communicate
- Take the compatibility quiz
- Develop a plan to pay off debt
- Think long-term

A PICPA member can further explain these tips including where to find that financial compatibility quiz. And this quiz is not open book! Contact Jim DeLuccia at or Kathleen Miller at to set up an interview with a CPA in your area.