Now that you are married, one of the biggest changes in your life will be your finances. This is probably why money is one of the most common reasons that couples get divorced. It is very important that you make sure to start off on the right foot with your newlywed finances so that you can avoid possible disagreements in the future. Here is a financial to-do list that will help you and your spouse navigate some of the tough financial decisions you now need to make as a couple.
There are certain stages in life when it is important to think about your insurance coverage: when you get a job, retire, buy a car, and of course, when you get married. Most newlyweds recognize that a few insurance topics need to be dealt with after they get married. For example, you aren’t going to want to keep two car insurance policies if you can save by combining them under one policy. The same thing goes for health insurance. However, there is one other type of insurance I really wish that we had considered …
With marriage comes a long list of changes that may need to be made: your name, your address, your bank accounts, your tax filing status, your insurance… the list goes on and on. Although you may not need to make all of these changes, you do need to think about them and make decisions as […]
Getting married is an occasion for joy and celebration, and for those among us lucky enough to enjoy good health, illness and death are subjects that are unlikely to crop up very often. Yet the first years of married life are also likely to be a period of increasing responsibility, from taking out a mortgage […]