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How to Marry your Finances

Marrying your Finances
How to Marry your Finances You've spent months planning out every detail to ensure your big day goes off without a hitch. But how much time have you spent planning how you’re going to marry your finances after you’ve said your “I dos”? With money being the number one cause for conflict in many marriages, taking time to plan how you’ll manage your household finances ahead of time will help eliminate arguments down the road.    Understand your joint financial position. Chances are you’ve heard the saying, “you don’t just marry your spouse, you marry their family too.” People don’t often think about the fact that you also marry your spouse’s financial position and history. One of the things you should do prior to your big day, or quickly after is gain an understanding of your combined financial position. This means being open and honest about your income, savings, retirement plan and the amount of debt

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