A Vital Marriage Preparation Task Most Couples Overlook:

Preparing Your Finances for Marriage

You have the caterer picked out and the flowers ordered.  Your bridesmaid dresses are on the way and the reception hall is booked.  But have you begun the vital task of preparing your finances for after the wedding?

Many couples expect to just seamlessly blend their money.  But it is never that simple.  Your entire first year of marriage, especially the first few months will be spent trying to blend “her” way and “his” way into “our” way.  Unfortunately, many couples never find “our” way, and they end up fighting over money.

It doesn’t have to be this way!

In the Preparing Your Finances for Marriage course, I will walk you through the financial steps you need to complete prior to your wedding.  These steps will allow you to spend your first few months as husband and wife enjoying each other instead of fighting about who forgot to pay the electric bill resulting in your electricity being turned off!

In this downloadable course, I will walk you through 8 essential tasks of financial marriage preparation.

  1. Exploring Spending Habits—You will learn about 4 types of money managers and identify which type you are.  You will reflect on what you learned about money management growing up and how it will impact your future as a couple.
  2. Consolidating Values—Here is where you discuss with your spouse-to-be what you believe the role money should have in your marriage.  You can decide up front how to create an “our” approach to your finances.  Many potential newlywed problems will be prevented by completing this task.
  3. Setting Financial Goals—Very few couples look into their future an dset realistic financial goals before they marry.  Most couples end up 7 years down the road wondering where all their money went.  Not you!  You will sit down and map out 1 year, 5 year, and 10 year goals in the following categories: debt, savings, retirement, and giving.  This will be an invaluable bonding tool as you accomplish your goals and know you did it together.
  4. Establishing a Budget—Yes, the dreaded “B” word!  While most people don’t like to follow a budget, not following one will cause stress, arguments, and conflict.  Wouldn’t you rather enjoy peace, harmony, and shared focus as a married couple?
  5. Opening Bank Accounts—I will take you through some things you need to consider when deciding what types of checking and savings accounts to choose.
  6. Paying Bills—Although this may seem self-explanatory, there are many aspects of bill paying that should be settled prior to tying the know.  Who will pay the bills?  When will they be paid?  Where will we put the bills before they are paid so we don’t lose them?  Where will we file them after they are paid?
  7. Making Major Financial Decisions—In this section you will be deciding what purchases need to be discussed before the money is spent instead of fought about after.  This could save not only hundreds of dollars in unnecessary purchases, but also hurt feelings.
  8. Choosing Credit Cards—Not every couple will be using credit cards, but every couple should decide together about their use of credit.  Nothing can sink a couple faster than a wallet full of credit cards.  The dos and don’ts  of credit card use will be discussed.

By completing these 8 steps, you can be confident that your finances are ready for marriage.  As an added bonus, you will have worked through many of the post-marriage landmines that would have undoubtedly caused arguments.

Ordering the Preparing Your Finances for Marriage course is simple.  Just click on the “Buy It Now” button and you will be taken to our secure Clickbank site where you will enter your information.  When payment is completed, you will be redirected to a thank-you page confirming your order.  You will then be sent an e-mail to the address you provided with the entire Preparing Your Finances for Marriage course in a beautifully illustrated 32 page download-ready pdf.  If you don’t already have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, you can download the FREE version here.

If you have any questions you would like answered, please click here to send Christi an e-mail.

What are you waiting for?  Every engaged couple needs this tool to help them communicate meaningfully about this vital part of marriage preparation.  Order your copy today!

Just $12.67!

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