Both my wife, Nicki, and I grew up watching our parents run businesses together. So, neither of us is surprised that we now run our financial planning business as a couple.

Life is complicated, but we have found the tradeoffs well worth it, and we encourage other married couples considering the idea. We're far from rare: One in five small businesses is run by a couple. I believe much of our financial success arose from our partnership.

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