Marriage Prep: Newlyweds and Planning for the Future

by Azure

At the beginning of every month we like to bring you Marriage Prep, a column designed to give you a little advice that's less about planning the perfect wedding, and more about planning your life together. This month, the folks at InCharge Debt Solutions talk a little bit about budgeting for your life together. It's not easy (and not nearly as sexy as planning a honeymoon), but it is important! Helpful Links Newlyweds and Planning for the Future Marriage Prep Honeymoon Planning...

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The Man Registry: Newlyweds Money Questions

by Azure

About The Man Registry Finances are an area of stress for many newly married couples. We encourage every bride and groom to properly research and openly discuss personal finances BEFORE the wedding day. The only way to plan for financial happiness and freedom is to talk with your fiancé/spouse. Here’s a starter guide on three common financial questions: Should we combine our finances after getting married? Not every couple combines their finances after getting married, but our...

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The Man Registry: What To Do With All That Wedding Cash!

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About The Man Registry Cold hard cash is still one of the most popular gifts to give for weddings. And what’s not to like? Cash gives the couple many options and provides a sense of comfort for newlyweds just starting out. Now assuming you aren’t getting married in Las Vegas, you’ll have a big pile of cash the day after the wedding and you’ll be faced with a question: “What should we do with it?” There are two obvious options: bank it or spend it. Option 1: Bank It If...

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Marriage Prep: Financial Planning for Your Future

by Azure

A couple of months ago we started a new section of our advice section called "Marriage Prep." The idea is that once a month we'll give you a little info that's not about how to plan your wedding, but about how to plan your life together. This month, financial planner Stephanie Schranz of Wadell and Reed gives you a starting point for having a conversation about financial planning. Is it as exciting as wedding dresses? Well, probably not, but it is important! What other topics...

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Tips on Talking about Finances for the June Bride

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Special feature by Dr. Taffy Wagner, creator of Money Talk Before The Commitment Walk and The Debt Stops At The Altar Make way! Preparing to walk down the aisle is the June bride. The day that you have been waiting for is almost upon you. You can see your wedding dress, the bridesmaids, the flower girl, and the groom and groomsmen in your mind. You are becoming more and more excited as the day grows closer. While you have the opportunity, take a minute to think about your...

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If April Showers Bring May Flowers, May Flowers Lead to Money

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Special Feature by Dr. Taffy Wagner, Creator of Money Talk Before The Commitment Walk and Debt Stops At The Altar Do you remember that nursery rhyme that said “April showers bring May flowers”? For brides-to-be, April showers bringing May flowers could mean you are in the process of choosing your floral arrangement. Choosing your floral arrangement is an investment. Therefore you must see it as a process. When you think about your wedding and you see your floral arrangement, what...

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Fitness advice for you and your piggy bank

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We all know how it is: You get so focused on looking your best for a special event - like oh, I don't know, let's say a wedding - that you lose your mind a little bit. You want to fit into that perfect wedding dress so badly that suddenly the all-kumquat diet or The Longshoreman's Workout (On six DVDs. Comes complete with real industrial shipping containers!) sounds like just the thing to get you into your best shape ever. Before you whip out that debit card, check out Infomercial...

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Insurance after marriage? We’ve got you covered.

by Azure

Should you and your groom change your coverage once you're married? Is it a good idea to recalculate your auto insurance rates? And what about insuring your vast collection of decorative unicorn pot-holders? Get the lowdown on the insurance decisions you should be thinking about with our special feature from Barbara Waltz of 24/7 Quote Us.com. Once you know what you need to be thinking about, the rest is easy. Check out the article in our Advice section here.

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The Man Registry: Newlyweds Financial Questions

by Azure

About The Man Registry Statistics say that the number one reason that marriages go downhill is money matters. Unfortunately, we’ve all probably seen this happen to a couple we know. The worst part about it is that it doesn’t have to be this way. Any financial planner in the world will tell you that most, if not all, arguments about money could be avoided if couples talked about financial matters before marriage. Here are three key conversations to have before you say “I...

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Money’s Ongoing Role in a Marriage

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Special Feature from Dr. Taffy Wagner, Creator of Money Talk Before The Commitment Walk and Debt Stops At The Altar I read an article the other day regarding how getting married can affect your taxes. As you are preparing for marriage, understand that money has many roles in your individual life and as a bride-to-be. When you read the article, make sure you do your homework. What I do not want to happen is that you read this article and say, “Oh, we are going to be penalized...

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