Debt and Marriage: What You Should Know Before the Wedding

January 13, 2014

Debt can ruin a marriage, so how can you beat debt before your wedding day? Although you many not be able to eliminate debt before tying the knot, there are steps to prepare for debt in married life. Dating and Debt When you get married, your two families become one and so do your personal […]

Credit Scores & Interest Rates: Why Credit Matters to Newlyweds

May 14, 2009

Credit scores make the world go round–at least in the lending and loan world. As newlyweds you’re embarking on a new life together. This new married life usually requires the merging of existing property and the purchasing of new items. Whether you’re applying for a new credit card, buying a car or home, or buying […]

Paying Down Debt In Your Marriage

September 8, 2008

Debt can be a real strain on any marriage. Today we’ll take a look at how you can work with your spouse to reduce debt together.  Bringing Debt into a Marriage In my previous article, I wrote about the excuses that spouses give about having separate bank accounts.  One of those excuses had to do with […]

Do Married Couples Need to Buy Life Insurance?

September 7, 2008

Death. No one wants to think about, especially a newly married couple. However, thinking about the worse case scenario is an essential trait for maintaining a sound financial plan. There’s no scenario worse than the death of you or your spouse, and that is why you need to prepare for it. When Should You Buy […]

Joint Checking Accounts for Married Couples: The Great Debate Over Joint vs. Separate Bank Accounts

September 6, 2008

Whether you are newly married or you’ve been married for 20 years, the debate over joint versus separate bank accounts is a hot topic among married couples. Some couples swear by separate bank accounts, and other couples think joint accounts are the only way to go. I’ll give you my opinion over the debate, the […]

How to Save Money On Your Wedding Reception

September 5, 2008

1) Ask your caterer where you can cut corners – compare prices between a buffet and individual meals. If you caterer has been doing this for any length of time, they should be able to design a package that fits your budget. Don’t let your caterer talk you into going overboard. Talk to your future […]

How To Save Money On Your Wedding Pictures

September 4, 2008

Keep the number of individual and family portraits small – If you are hiring a professional photographer then you will probably want to limit the number of posed photos that you take. These types of photos really raise the tally on your photography costs. Consider just doing candid photos instead, or have your family do […]

Cut Your Wedding Costs – Save Money on Your Wedding Dress

September 2, 2008

The cost of planning a wedding can quickly get out of hand. After all, who doesn’t want the very best for their special day? The good news is, it’s definitely possible to have your dream wedding without breaking the bank. Here are some tips to help you save money on one of your biggest potential […]

Guide to Budgeting & Tracking Money For Newlyweds

August 31, 2008

Do you often wonder where you money goes? Do you struggle to save money after all of your bills are paid? The problem is your budget, or lack of a budget. Less than 5% of the households in the United States keep a consistent household budget, and that is why 95% of the nation struggles […]

The Newlyweds Guide To Buying An Affordable House

August 30, 2008

One of the first things on the minds of newlyweds is buying a house. This is ironic, because most young newlywed couples aren’t in a good financial position to buy a house. Buying a house is a huge endeavor, and you must have SOME cash to buy it. The days of getting into a house […]

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