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5 Financial Questions To Ask Before Getting Married

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If you're a spender and he's a saver, you'll want to know how you will combine incomes.
Share your views on money before you vow to stay together 'for richer or poorer.'

No one needs to know you started pinning ideas for the wedding after your second date. Planning is a good thing!

Although money matters aren't nearly as fun as picking out the theme, the colors, the cake flavor or the wedding gown, discussing your philosophies on budgeting is just as important as anything else you plan for your married life ahead. An alarming number of couples eventually break up over money. (Don't be one of them!)

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We've compiled a handy list of 20 questions to help you discuss your personal financial history, your individual approach to money and your hopes for the future related to money. Here are a few to get you started:

1. How did your parents spend money?

2. What mistakes have you made with money?

3. Do you track your spending and saving?

4. What stresses you out when it comes to money?

5. What are your Primary and Secondary Money Personalities?

It doesn't have to be boring. On your next date night, make plans to meet somewhere new—a rooftop, the lake, the new lounge downtown—but take some time to hear what your significant other has to say about money. If you're not sure about your Primary and Secondary Money Personalities, take ten minutes and find out with our free, scientific Money Personality Quiz.

You know you're curve-breakers. Understand how you both approach money and you will join the ranks of those happy couples who discuss, compromise and agree on money matters.

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The Money Couple, Scott & Bethany Palmer are authors, regulars on national TV, radio and speak internationally about “Love and Money”. With 40 years of combined financial planning experience they launched The Money Couple® and have dedicated their lives to helping couples bring their love and money together. Scott and Bethany enjoy an active lifestyle living in Colorado with their two young sons, Cole and Cade.

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