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5 Financial Planning Tips for Newlyweds

Wedding season is in full bloom, which means a fresh crop of newlyweds will be spending the summer adjusting to married life. When the honeymoon’s over and you come back down to earth, the first order of business is to get your finances in line. Even if you had all your ducks in a row when you were single, sharing a household with your spouse requires discussion, planning and changes – sometimes a lot of changes – to your financial portfolio. Not sure where to start? Here are five financial planning tips for newlyweds that will make your transition to married life a piece of (wedding) cake. Lay All Your Cards on the Table Get the ball rolling by presenting your financial documents to each other. First, tally up all your assets. These might include your savings, checking and retirement accounts as well as any real estate holdings or collectibles.…

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