Highlights of today's show:
- New series starting today focusing on finances and life events
- When to start talking about money when you are dating
- What to do financially when you are engaged
- Why you don't want to just ignore disagreements over money
- Why getting on the same page financially is so important
Today on the podcast we start a series I've wanted to do for a long time. We're going to be focusing on specific life events and how our finances are impacted. The series kicks off by discussing finances for couples who are seriously dating or engaged.
Engaged and newly married couples are one of my favorite groups to work with. That's because it is really exciting to see two people come together and combine their lives, including their finances.
With that being said, the whole topic of money can be kind of awkward to talk about when you are dating. Questions arise such as when to bring up the topic and how much to share. On today's show we attempt to answer all those questions in addition to answering questions on what to do when you are engaged and what happens when you disagree on money.
For more discussion on this topic please check out the following:
- The Financial DOs and DONTs for engaged couples
- How to combine "His" and "Hers" into "Ours"
- When you and your spouse agree on money, you agree on your life
- The "love and Money" Podcast Series
I also share an interesting article I found online citing a survey that found most people worry more about the financial consequences of a critical illness than dying. Now we could do a whole show on why this is or spend some time talking about the importance of getting long term care insurance. But to me it is another example of why we talk about improving your economy. There are plenty of things to worry about financially; your debt, how you will pay for your child's college, and how to save for retirement, just to name a few. But when you focus on your economy and start to gain control of your money those fears will start to lessen and you can put your emotional energy into other, more productive things.
I also have special news for those listeners who have an iPhone. The JW's Financial Coaching app is now available to download. The app allows you to choose a lesson, view its show notes and listen to the show, all right from your iPhone without having to browse the web.
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