Marriage

“Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal."

Louis K. Anspacher

Fantastic!! You have found him or her, fell in love and set the date.

If you're planning to say "I do", save yourself some fights later, and perhaps even your marriage, by talking about money now.

More important than the church, the guests and the date is preparing for your financial future together. Make it a point to sit down with your partner and discuss your goals and expectations and come up with a solid plan for an effective combination of your financial lives and futures. It may not be romantic, but considering that disagreements over money is one of the major causes of marital problems, a money meeting may one of the most important dates you have before you marry.

And if you have already said “I do”, you may still need to have this talk about money.

So make a financial date with your spouse - and perhaps your financial advisor - to set priorities and plans. Many couples still make the mistake of not talking about money. Set aside the time to plan for your hopes and dreams.