Should you and your partner combine your bank accounts once you’re married? Consider these points before co-mingling your finances.
Marriage Lessons to Read Before Your Wedding Day — What One Couple Learned About Money and Relationships Through 2 Years of Marriage My wife and I have been married for two years now. I know that in the grand scheme of things that may not be
While you may think that the only folks getting prenuptial agreements are among the 1%, recent reports say otherwise. According to a survey from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), 62% of attorneys said they have seen an increase in the total number of clients seeking prenups
It can be a blessing to foot the vast majority of your wedding bills yourself. Not only will you learn valuable money lessons along the way, but you’ll also start your marriage off on the right financial footing!
Getting married is an exciting and wonderful thing, but it brings up quite a few money issues. Handle these money items between the engagement and the big day, and you’ll be setting yourself up for financial and marital success!
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
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
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
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
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
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
5 Reasons Why Wedding Debt is a Big Mistake 1. You’re Allowing Outside Forces to Pressure You A third of couples go into debt for their wedding. If you’re planning your wedding based on a “dream” list that your family or society or the wedding industrial
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