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Melissa Richey, executive vice president at Fragasso Financial Advisors, Downtown, hasn’t seen much evidence of people establishing spending benchmarks.

“In my experience of 20 years as an adviser, I have never seen a couple come to the table with a defined expectation of what they can spend without consulting the other,” she said. “Couples are not talking about this stuff. They barely have time to eat dinner together as a family, let alone talk about how much money they can spend.”