Discuss your credit scores
Whether or not you share money, you are still going in together on things like apartment leases, car leases, and possibly even loans. And when you go in together on things like this, both of your credit scores will be checked. If you ask your partner if you can both sit down and look at your credit scores, just so you’re prepared for meetings with loan advisors or land lords, he may be surprised to find that you’re bringing a lot more to the table than he is. It can hurt a man’s pride a bit to see that he is reliant on his partner’s credit score to do things like pay off a big screen TV in increments. But that little kick to his pride could kick him into better habits.