The latest data from Mortgage Choice's inaugural Financial Confidence survey has found one in four Australians don't know how much their partner earns.
When surveyed respondents were asked whether or not they knew what their partner's income was, 26.4% said ‘no'.
Looking at the data, men were more likely than women to know what their partner earned.
Just one in five men (22.5%) admitted to not knowing what their partner earned, while one in three women (32.4%) said they were unsure what their partner was paid.
With money often being a key source of friction in many relationships, Valentine's Day is an ideal opportunity to have an honest and transparent conversation about your earnings with your partner.
Being clear and open about what you earn will ensure you both spend within your joint means and don't set unrealistic goals for yourselves.
It will also help you to put achievable plans in place for a bright future together, including property ownership and retirement goals.
So this Valentine's Day, show your partner how romantic you can be by opening the lines of communication and sharing your financial details with them.
This will ensure both of you take an equal share of the financial burdens and build a long-lasting partnership together.