Money talks

June 23, 2010

What are your partner’s views on money and spending?  We all know (or should know) that you need to know that before you become husband and wife, but the conversation should not end there.

Jason Alderman, a director at Visa, recently published this piece about the conversations people should have before they get married.  But what about after you say, “I do?”

Although money may not be the biggest cause of divorce, Alderman says that candid conversation will help your marriage stay strong and will save you money in the long run.  He says the couple should discuss “credit histories, your savings and spending philosophies, and your long-term financial goals as a couple.”

Keep the lines of communication about money open, and you and your partner are more likely to live happily ever after.

If you are interested in setting up an appointment, please call my office at (205) 933-9451.


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