We do put a lot of pressure on ourselves sometimes. We’ve been conditioned to believe that the average marriage proposal should be a venture of such ingenuity and craftiness that it’s an exercise in subterfuge worthy of MI:5. Picture Tom Cruise in full Mission: Impossible regalia, dangling from the ceiling with a
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The secret to managing your money in marriage: COMMUNICATION! We’ve all been told, at least once in life, not to mix business and friendship. Basically, money problems are bound to come up at some point in life. Unfortunately, financial issues can easily destroy a relationship if you’re not careful. Marriage is one
Wedding planning is already stressful, but how do you survive the stress of wedding planning in a long distance relationship? Get tips for navigating these extra-tricky waters in this post!
1. Talk About Your History with Money Part of managing money successfully in marriage means talking about it. This isn’t always easy for couples. It’s important to get your history with money out in the open. Talk about how you grew up feeling about money, how your parents handled their finances, your
For many people, buying their first house is a joint venture with their spouse shortly before or after their wedding day. It’s an exciting time and most people are eager to start their new lives together. Charging headfirst into home ownership as a recently married couple, however, usually comes with a few
Bye-bye concert posters and vinyl decals! Hello, fancy framed artwork and window treatments! Welcome to adulthood, where you get to spend money making your space feel like it was made for you. In the transitional phase from singledom to newlywed, you’ll learn how to make a house feel like a home while
Part 1: Shift Your Thinking to “Our Money” The first key is to stop thinking in terms of “my money and his money.” After you’re married (or engaged), it’s time to shift away from thinking as individuals. You’re a team now–a family! From now on, decisions are made to create a stronger,
Post-Wedding Tasks (week after the wedding) Return Rented Attire Return Rental Equipment Take Wedding Dress to be Cleaned Make sure all Vendor Bills have been paid in full Saying Thanks Record Gifts + Givers for Thank You Notes Write + Mail Thank You Notes Write Wedding Vendor Reviews Online Are You Changing
While I was traveling in Bali earlier this year, I had the pleasure of meeting the amazing Persia Lawson… and right away I knew I *had* to have her share some of her expertise with readers of The Budget Savvy Bride! Persia Lawson is co-author of ‘The Inner Fix’, a motivational speaker and
Today, we have a guest article from Jacqueline McGuire. I hope you enjoy her advice! xoxo, Jessica Planning Your Big Day While Protecting Your Tomorrow So, by now I’m sure you’ve been lead to believe that your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of your life. Yikes! If this
This post is part of our Marriage + Money series, sharing important financial topics with our currently engaged readers. This conversation is sponsored by CreditRepair.com Five Important Money Topics to Discuss Before You Tie The Knot Financial Values + Goals One of the biggest conversations that you should have with your partner
Congratulations! You’re excited for married life, including your first house. It’s a big commitment to make together. With some effort and the right list of important tips, you can make the process of buying your first home together a lot easier. 1. Get a good real estate agent Not a part-timer, not
One big thing newlyweds often overlook is coming up with a plan to file their taxes. Especially given the squeeze many couples feel after the expenses of planning a wedding ceremony, newlyweds will want to make sure that their refund for the year is as generous as possible. There’s no sense in
You may not want to hear this as you get ready for your wedding, but money is the #1 reason that marriages end. How can you make sure that money doesn’t get in the way, so you can have a long, thriving, healthy marriage? The good news is that fighting over money