How to Get on the Same Page Financially with Your Spouse

I’m writing a piece for Colonial Life on how to get on the same page financially with your spouse: -What are some easy ways to get on the same page financially with your spouse? How regularly should partners discuss finances? -What should you do if your spouse has been hiding financial information from you? -How should couples handle management of financial
chores/responsibilities? -How important is it that couples have joint accounts to manage finances and pay bills? Will keeping finances independent necessarily cause problems? Requirements: Preferably someone from the financial services sector, or financial advisor. If you’re from a PR firm, please have the quotes sent directly and not an offer to connect or have a call. Please send responses in quotable sentences as that would be most helpful. NO product/promotional pitches please.