'Till Debt Do Us Part: 7 Money Conversations You Should Have Before Tying the Knot
Getting married is very exciting. So too is planning a wedding. Just picture it: all your friends and family in one place, celebrating you and your sweetie, and the open bar. But getting married is serious business, and a marriage license is a legally binding document. You need to be clear-eyed about what you're getting into and you certainly don't want to be surprised by anything. You want to know exactly who you're marrying, and how they feel about money. I'm not married. Heck, I'm not even engaged. But I do write about money, and I am in a serious relationship, so (luckily for my boyfriend?) I've figured out the areas where we need to learn more about each other before we decide to spend our lives together. Things I need to learn: How will we save? Where will we invest? Do we have similar risk tolerances? Where are his emotional triggers? What are mine? Will we fight about money? (Answer: Yes, we probably will.) What will we do when one of us gets mad about spending? (Hopefully we talk about it!). Click through for 7 money conversation you should have before tying the knot!
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