What to Do When You’re Getting Married to Live “Happily Ever After” Financially
Congratulations on finding the person you want to spend the rest of your life with!
Whether you’re newly engaged or have already walked down the aisle, it’s important that you and your partner lay the foundation early for a successful financial partnership. This means being completely open about everything involving money, and making decisions together about how you want to handle things going forward.
The best approach is to have these discussions before you get married so you both know what you are committing to financially when you say, “I do”– if not before you marry, this needs to be at the top of your list as you start your married life together.
Avoiding the discussion now leaves the door open to many potentially serious problems later on… better to work things out now than risk your “happily ever after.”