Monday, October 6, 2008

Dodging Difficult Conversations

It’s Marriage Monday at The Newlywed Life and this week in light of the financial fallout our economy is facing I’ve got a money tip for everyone:

Don’t Avoid Difficult Financial Conversations. I realize that most people don’t want to read about these things so I’ll be quick and to the point. Just because you don’t talk about something doesn’t mean that it’s not happening. When it comes to money, ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance can leave you, your new husband, and future children - gasp! - in financial ruins. Some topics for discussion include retirement plans, taxes, life insurance, disability insurance, will/living trust, previous child’s support and ex-wife’s alimony payments.

Remember, there’s nothing wrong with not knowing what to do in your marriage, but there is something wrong in not finding out.

Winks & Smiles,