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You tell your new husband everything-your hopes, fears, and dreams. But there may be a conversation you've both been skirting: the one about money. Learning to share every detail about your 401(k) or charge card might take some getting used to, but trust us, it's well worth it. To help you discuss the past and plan for the future-all while maintaining engagement bliss-we called in the pros. Their simple tips are, well, right on the money.
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1. Create a Vision
Does your "happily ever after" involve jetting off for a Jamaican vacation, or landing a mortgage ASAP? Whatever the dream, it's important to map out your future together. Write down a list of your short-term goals (a car, a new sectional couch) and long-term ones (a four-bedroom home in a nice neighborhood, a comfortably padded 401(k)). "You don't have to have every single detail figured out," says Bell, "but prioritizing will give you a better sense ofRead More »from How to Talk About Money with Your Husband