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Options for Combining Marriage Finances

One of the most important decisions any couple must decide is how to merge their finances after marriage and how are they going to handle the bill paying.  It is important for financial harmony for each partner to have access to money for which they don’t have to answer questions,… Read more »

Financial Issues for Women When They Marry

Let’s continue our series on special financial issues that may especially affect women.  When people marry, they still maintain a separate credit rating.  This will now be affected by accounts that are maintained separately as well as co-signed together.  When married women choose to apply for credit, they can do… Read more »

Dealing With the Loss of a Spouse

When someone loses a spouse, he or she deals with intense feelings of grief. Despite this emotionally trying time, the widow or widower is left with a laundry list of things to complete, including creating a new budget, cancelling accounts, collecting benefits, and more. Having someone to help complete this… Read more »

Differences Between Debit and Credit Cards

When starting out on your financial path, you may wonder about the differences between debit and credit cards as both may be provided by Master Card, Visa, or American Express and let you charge purchases.  But there are key differences and each may have a place in your financial took… Read more »

Financial Issues for Couples

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Successfully merging finances, agreeing upon savings goals, and following a budget can greatly reduce marriage financial issues but issues can still arise and even threaten a marriage.  In fact, financial issues are the leading cause of divorce, and divorce can devastate both parties’ finances.  Stress over financial issues can make… Read more »

Pre Wedding Financial Checklist

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Wedding season draws near as surely as Spring, so let me include one more thing couples should be thinking about – how are you going to combine your finances?  Here is a checklist engaged couples should discuss before the wedding. Pre-Marriage Financial Checklist Discussion and coordination should begin even before… Read more »