Money Talk Before Marriage

The New York Times recently ran an article about the 4 money talks to have before you commit in a lifelong relationship.  Specifically they suggest that you talk about (1) your financial ancestry, (2) your credit history, (3) control over money, and (4) affluence and financial goals.

These 4 things (and more) is what I discuss and get my clients to discuss with their fiance when preparing a prenuptial agreement.  As I’ve said before, these conversations must be had before anyone gets married, with or without a prenuptial agreement.  Lisa Peterson, the founder of Harmoney, who I have had the pleasure of meeting, provides a great service to engaged couples where she helps facilitate this conversation over money with them.  Sometimes, it’s easier to have someone help you and your partner talk about such a sensitive and often contentious subject.

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Money Talks To Have Before Marriage

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