Getting Married

Getting Married

New Beginnings

Getting married marks the beginning of sharing your life – and your assets – with another person. Instead of one set of finances to consider, you now have your spouse's – for better or for worse. One of the most exciting life changes can be a chance for both of you to make your financial aspirations a reality, as you pool your collective resources.

Communication is key to a healthy marriage, and establishing a consensus on financial management is paramount to relationship success. By having an open dialogue about money, you and your spouse will achieve a mutual understanding about how to earn, save, invest, and enjoy it.

TIP: Make A Money Date


You may want to consider having a regularly scheduled "money date." This is your time to look at how your cash flow plan is working, make any needed adjustments and talk about your hopes and dreams for your future. If you run into recurring rough spots, you could consider taking a class for couples and money issues, reading books on the subject, or hiring a financial wellness coach.

It is not the amount of money you have or do not have that determines your well being as a family. Rather, it is the way you live with what you have, spend within your means, maintain a good credit score, manage your cash flow and invest for the future. Consistent, agreed-upon positive behaviors lead to success as a couple, and as a family.

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